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Completion of the Thames Tunnel. 1842.: CM.79.81-1919

An image of British Isles

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Titles

Completion of the Thames Tunnel. 1842.

Maker(s)

Victoria (1837-1901) (Ruler)
Taylor, J. (Engraver)

Notes

History note: Under Review

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1919-11-22) by Fry, Geoffrey

Dating

Production date: AD/CE 1842

Components of the work

Object: composed of bronze Diameter (min) 62 mm Diameter 62 mm Weight 132.83 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bare head of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, facing left.

  • Text: SIR ISAMBART MARC BRUNEL, F.R.S. &c.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Design

Inscription present: A view of the tunnel with ships above.

  • Text: LONGDITUDINAL SECTION OF THE THAMES TUNNEL FROM ROTHERHITHE TO WAPPING 1200 FT L180,000 SUBSCRIBED BY PROPRIETORS BY PARLIAMENTARY GRANT L270,000 (in exergue) COMMENCED 1824 BROKE IN MAY 1827 & JAN 1828 SUSPENDED TILL 1835 OPENED TO PEDESTRIANS 1842.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.79.81-1919
Primary reference Number: 228616
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 29 March 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 30 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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