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Ref  LW3   Sheridan Token

A white metal token, pierced for suspension, circa 1798. The obverse depicts the playwright and M.P. Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Reverse with the motto : Resistless Wit Whose Pointed Dart Pierces Corruption's Dastard Heart.
Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan [1751 – 1816] was an Irish satirist, playwright, poet and owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He is best know for his comedies of manners such as The School for Scandal and The Rivals. Sheridan also served as a Whig M.P. for 32 years. William Hazlitt wrote : 'The School for Scandal is, if not the most original, perhaps the most finished and faultless comedy which we have. When it is acted, you hear people all around you exclaiming, "Surely it is impossible for anything to be cleverer." The token measures 1 and 1/3 inches by 1 and 1/3 inches and is in very fine condition.

£400

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