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Opening of the Crystal Palace, Sydenham.: CM.M.3712-R

Object information


Opening of the Crystal Palace, Sydenham.


Pinches, J. (Engraver)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown by Unknown


Production date: AD 1854

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter (min) 63.4 mm Diameter 63.4 mm Weight 164.04 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: A muse holding caduceus and key opening the door to the Crystal Palace through which can be seen some of the exhibits, a lamb to left a Corinthian helmet to right.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: A view of the exhibition buildings

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.M.3712-R
Primary reference Number: 229328
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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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Opening of the Crystal Palace, Sydenham." Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-07-01 12:30:23

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