- Also known as
primary name: James, C
- individual; sculptor/medallist; English
- Other dates
- 1795-1796 (active)
- No.6 Marlett Court, Bow Street, London
- Engraver. Medallist. Possibly issued tokens.
His signature, generally in full, appears on the following Tradesmen's Tokens - Cumerland Lake Token, James's Penny (two varieties - signed "James Engraver") and halfpenny tokens - (dated 1797, two varieties - one illustrated) , Bayly's halfpenny, Orchard's halfpenny (1797 - two varieties), Pidcock's halfpennies (1795 - four varieties and others depicting elephants, rhinos, tigers, nylghaus, zebras, humped cows, kangeroos, monkeys etc.) and farthing, Sim's halfpennies (two varieties), various middlesex halfpennies with a bust of Thelwall and others, Spence's halfpennies (with perhaps one or two exceptions) farthing (types Prisoner, Slave, Adam and Eve, Bull, Britannia, Cat etc. although some which are unsigned may be the work of Jacobs), Newcastle halfpennies - Dudley halfpenny, Worcester farthing with bust of George III and signature, Bedale pennies (some of these may have been engraved by Jacobs for Skidmore). Also some tokens described as Not local - Sawbridgeworth Penny 1801 and Pidcock's Exhibition London halfpennies 1800 and 1801.
Pye gives further the following Tokens by James: Aylesbury (Manuf: Skidmore, Propr. F. Wheeler) - Bungay (Manuf: Williams, Propr: T. Miller) and some of those enumerated above. Most of James's Tokens were manufactured by Lutwych of Birmingham (q.v.).
Mr. H. A Grueber in 'English Personal Medals' (Num. Chron . 1891, pp.96-97) describes two Tokens, representing, the first, Fox (War with France) and the second, Fox and Pitt (their rivalry, satrized, 1795).
- Atkins, 'Tradesmen Tokens & c.-"
Pye, "Provincial Copper Coins"
W.J Davis, "Nineteenth century Token Coinage" 1904.