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Opening of London Bridge: CM.4.77-1922

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Opening of London Bridge

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: AD 1831

Components of the work

Object composed of brass (alloy) Diameter (min) 28.6 mm Diameter 28.6 mm Weight 7.15 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Inscription

  • Text: THE FIRST STONE OF LONDON BRIDGE WAS LAID BY JOHN GARRATT ESQUR- LORD MAYOR OF LONDON ON THE 14 OF MARCH 1824 AND OPENED BY THEIR MAJESTIES AUGUST 1ST 1831
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: View of the bridge and dome of St Paul's Cathedral.

  • Text: Above: CARRIAGE WAY 3 1/2 FT. In exergue: LENGTH OF BRIDGE 782 ft. CENTRE ARCH 150 .. SIDE ARCH 140
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.4.77-1922
Primary reference Number: 229249
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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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