Medallion, Commemorative (Thames Tunnel Opening)

A white metal medal commemorating the opening of the Thames Tunnel in London. " THAMES TUNNEL FROM ROTHERHITHE TO WAPPING 1200 FEET / COMMENCED JANY 1826 / PROGRESSED / 600 FEET JAN 1828/ 180,000 / SUBSCRIBED BY PROPRIETORS / RECOMMENCED 1836 / BY PARLIAMENTARY GRANT / 270,000 / AND / COMPLETED 1842 " is marked on the obverse. The reverse features a left facing bust of Sir Isambard (Marc) Brunel. " SIR ISAMBART [sic} MARC BRUNEL, F.R.S. & c. " is marked around the profile. " W. J. TAYLOR. F WARRINGTON. D. is marked near the bottom edge.
See full details

Object detail

Production role
Subject person
Accession number
Collection type


My shortlist

Explore other objects by colour

Public comments

Be the first to comment on this object record.

Google reCaptchaThis site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.