Medallion, Commemorative (Thames Tunnel Opening)
A white metal medal commemorating the opening of the Thames Tunnel in London. " THAMES TUNNEL FROM ROTHERHITHE TO WAPPING 1200 FEET / COMMENCED JANY 1826 / PROGRESSED / 600 FEET JAN 1828/ 180,000 / SUBSCRIBED BY PROPRIETORS / RECOMMENCED 1836 / BY PARLIAMENTARY GRANT / 270,000 / AND / COMPLETED 1842 " is marked on the obverse. The reverse features a left facing bust of Sir Isambard (Marc) Brunel. " SIR ISAMBART [sic} MARC BRUNEL, F.R.S. & c. " is marked around the profile. " W. J. TAYLOR. F WARRINGTON. D. is marked near the bottom edge.
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