1798 John Philip Kemble 53mm Medal - By Hancock

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Eimer 888, BHM 446.

53mm. By J.G Hancock. Possibly silver but more likely silvered bronze.

Obverse with bust of Kemble, reverse with legend within wreath, decorated with theatrical masks.

Good Very Fine and rare.

Kemble was a prominent actor playing over 120 characters, many of them Shakespearian. When the theater at Covent Garden burned down in 1808 he was the manager. After it was rebuilt, he raised the admission price resulting in demonstrations from unhappy patrons.