Theatre, Sir Augustus Harris, actor and London theatre owner, bronze laudatory medal 1891, by Edward Lanteri, 49mm, very rare.
Obv: bust left, AUGUSTUS HARRIS below, PANTOMIME OPERA THEATRE ROYAL DRURY LANE TRAGEDY COMEDY around
Rev: Fame standing holding lyre and palm, putto holds banner with PALMAM QUI MERUIT FERAT
Condition: Very fine; Diameter: 49mm
Reference: BHM 3415; E –
Notes: Augustus Harris (1852-1896) managed Drury Lane theatre from 1879 and co-wrote and produced the annual Christmas pantomime there. He was knighted in 1891. He was also a freemason. Laurence Brown (BHM) places this medal under 1891.