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Ref: 5588

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.

 

 

Price £125

Theatre, Sir Augustus Harris, actor and London theatre owner, bronze laudatory medal 1891, by E Lanteri
Theatre, Sir Augustus Harris, bronze medal by Lanteri

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