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Opening of Blackfriars Bridge and Holborn Viaduct. 1869.: CM.M.342-R

Object information


Opening of Blackfriars Bridge and Holborn Viaduct. 1869.


Victoria (1837-1901) (Ruler)
Adams, George Gammon (Engraver)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown by Unknown


Production date: AD 1869

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter (min) 76 mm Diameter 76 mm Weight 227.23 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Diademed head of Queen Victoria, facing left.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Two wreaths, the lower one inverted, touching at the centre beneath arms of the City of London. Within the wreaths, views of the two works, date above, Londinia and Britannia facing each other.

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.M.342-R
Primary reference Number: 228164
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Thursday 29 August 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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