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Opening of the Thames Barrier. 1984.: CM.56-2012

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Titles

Opening of the Thames Barrier. 1984.

Maker(s)

Ruler: Elizabeth II (r. 1952-2022)
Maker: The Tower Mint

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2012-01-23) by Grieve, Marr

Dating

Production date: AD 1984

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 37 mm Diameter 37 mm Weight 22.73 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Conjoined busts of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, she crowned, he bare headed.

  • Text: OPENED BY HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN . 8 MAY 1984
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Stylised image of the Thames Barrier.

  • Text: GREATER LONDON COUNCIL GLC Thames Barrier WORKING FOR LONDON.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.56-2012
Primary reference Number: 228271
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Tuesday 8 August 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 8 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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