Obv: Bust of Kemble as Shylock with pointed ears of Mephistopheles, THIS IS THE JEW, WHICH SHAKESPEARE DREW around, V P NO PRIVATE BOXES below, AV’RICE AND TITLES LUST, ALONE WE BLAME, YET BLUSH WE MUST FOR ‘TIS A NATIONS SHAME around outer circle. Rev: WHAT D’YE WANT? OP OB & DPO within a wreath, THE DRAMAS LAWS, THE DRAMAS PATRONS GIVE, AND HE WHO LIVES TO PLEASE, SHOULD PLEASE TO LIVE around outer circle.
Extra Fine. White-metal. 1809. Set within brass frame. Very Rare (RR). Ex. McKivor.
The initials on the reverse stand for Old Prices, Old Boxes, Deference to Public Opinion.