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Lion Tamer Presentation Medal to Mr. Mundy by Capt. Marco. 1898. Finely engraved medallion by Vaughton & Sons, Birmingham, engraved on the reverse: “Presented to Mr. Mundy by Capt. Marco Lion Tamer for shaving him in presence of lion/Mar. 21/98.” Initials engraved on central shield, fleurs-de-lis in corners. Width 44.45mm. Little is known of the lion tamer Captain Marco, except that he traveled with a menagerie and performed in small English towns in the late nineteenth century. A Welsh newspaper report, published just months after this medal was presented to Mundy, related the news that while performing in the lion cage with a mason, Capt. Marco was “severely bit…in the back of the head causing blood to flow freely.” Mundy appears to have been an American zoo and menagerie manager.
Lion Tamer Presentation Medal to Mr. Mundy by Capt. Marco.
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Minimum Bid: $80.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $187.50
Estimate: $150 - $250
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Saturday, November 16, 2019.
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