British Tokens, Tickets and Passes (27 August 2020)

Date of Auction: 27th August 2020

Sold for £600

Estimate: £600 - £800

Circuses, LAMBETH, [Astley’s] Royal Amphitheatre, oval engraved silver, horseman left, royal amphitheatre, back named (Mr Oliver Jones), 50 x 33mm, 9.14g (W 80, this piece; Young, Theatres & Circus, p.117, this piece; cf. Millett FPL 2008, 104). Very fine and extremely rare; believed only one other specimen known £600-£800


Provenance: Bt T. Millett March 2009.

Astley’s Amphitheatre, opened in 1773 by riding school proprietor Philip Astley (†1814), was located in Westminster Bridge road