Covent Garden Theatre Price Riots Obstinacy Medallion

Covent Garden Theatre Price Riots Obstinacy Medallion, plated brass. The Old Price Riots of 1809 (also sometimes referred to as the O. P. or OP riots) were caused by rising prices at the new Theatre at Covent Garden, London, after the previous one had been destroyed by fire. The riots lasted three months, and ended with John Philip Kemble, the manager of the theatre, being forced to make a public apology. Ex-David Young Collection and Withers' "The Token Book 3" plate image. Pierced as issued for suspension with much silvering remaining, see photograph.

Withers TB3 No: 170, Mitchiner No: 6195. Diameter 25.4mm. VF+. £55.00

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