Opening of the Thames Tunnel,
Opening of the Thames Tunnel, , silver medal, 1843, by W. J. Taylor, a view of the Tunnel with ships above, THAMES TUNNEL 1842, rev. legend in sixteen lines, TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE THAMES TUNNEL 25TH MAR 1843. DIRECTORS/ B HAWES/ CHAIRMAN/ W ALLEN ESQ. J L JONES ESQ. / J BROWN ESQ. R W SILVESTER ESQ. / J W BUCKLE ESQ. D SUTTON JUNR ESQ. / J BARKER ESQ. / SIR A CRICHTON. L WOLLASTON ESQ. / B HAWES ESQ. MP. A L WOLLASTON ESQ. / SIR I M BRUNEL FRS. / CHIEF ENGINEER/ THOS PAGE/ ACTING ENGINEER/ J CHARLIER/ SECY. , 42 mm, (BHM 2138). Extremely fine, toned and extremely rare. £Sold
It is noted that 15 examples of this medal were struck in silver for presentation to the Directors of the Tunnel company as listed on the reverse of the medal.
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