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Centenary of the Birth of George Stephenson: CM.4.45-1922

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Centenary of the Birth of George Stephenson

Maker(s)

Chapman, T. P. (Engraver)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George

Dating

Production date: AD 1881

Components of the work

Object composed of white metal Diameter (min) 44.6 mm Diameter 44.6 mm Weight 27.92 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Draped bust of George Stephenson bare head facing left

  • Text: Above: .GEORGE STEPHENSON. Below BORN JUNE 9. 1781 AT WYLAM.NEWCASTLE ON TYNE-ON-TYNE DIED AUG.12.1848
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Stephenson's engine No. 1 running on a viaduct

  • Text: On viaduct: No 1 1825 Below: THE FIRST LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE THAT EVER PULLED A PASSENGER TRAIN On a wide border around: GEORGE STEPHENSON CENTENARY . MEDAL
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.4.45-1922
Primary reference Number: 228862
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 16 September 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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