Peter Kempson's 1796 Leap Year Calendar Medal

Peter Kempson's brass calendar medal for the leap year 1796. Peter Kempson struck single year calendar medals from 1796 to 1826, on his own as P. Kempson (1796-1801), in partnership with James Kindon as Kempson & Kindon (1802-1810), with his son as P. Kempson & Son (1810-1824) and finally as Kempson & Co (1824-1825). Peter Kempson was a Birmingham button-manufacturer who also produced a vast array of tokens for collectors. This is Kempson's first year of issue and the British Museum does not have an example for this year, ref: Ackerman, "Calendar Medals in the British Museum", The Medal, Autumn 2004. Reasonable collectable condition with a couple of digs, see photograph.

This year not in Ackerman. Diameter 38.9mm. F. £65.00

e-mail David at d-stuart@d-stuart.demon.co.uk to order.

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