Peter Kempson & James Kindon's brass calendar medal for the year 1805. 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 was the year Horatio Nelson was killed on HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. The British Museum has a pewter example for this year, ref: Ackerman, "Calendar Medals in the British Museum", The Medal, Autumn 2004. Good collectable condition with some edge bruising, see photograph.
Ackerman No: 69. Diameter 38.9mm. F. £75.00
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