James Davies 1792 Leap Year Calendar Medal

James Davies' brass calendar medal for the leap year 1792. James Davies struck single year calendar medals in an uninterrupted series from 1782 to 1800. Davies was a button-maker with his business at 10 and 11 Upper Priory (1779-1780), 12 Steelhouse Lane (1784), and 10 Weaman Street (1786-1800) Birmingham, ref: Hawkins, "A Dictionary of Makers of Metallic Tickets, Checks, Medalets, Tallies, and Counters 1788-1910". The British Museum has two examples for this year, ref: Ackerman, "Calendar Medals in the British Museum", The Medal, Autumn 2004. Good collectable condition with slightly uneven colour, see photograph.

Ackerman Nos: 47 & 48. Diameter 37.5mm. F+. £75.00

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