William Shakespeare, silver laudatory medal, 1842, W. J. Taylor, draped bare head bust of William Shakespeare facing holding quill pen and resting on a pillow, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE DIED APRIL 23 1616/ 1842. rev. a view of Shakespeare's birthplace, BORN 23RD APRIL 1564/ 1842, 39 mm. (BHM. 2057). Extremely fine and rare in silver. £225.00
The obverse portrait is taken from the effigy in Stratford commissioned by Shakespeare's family after his death by Gerard Johnson.