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medal

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    M.6083

  • Description

    Bronze medal.(obverse) View of the channel with ships upon it, hills in background.
    (reverse) A starboard bow view of a sailing ship dividing inscription.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1831
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 51 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        IN COMMEMORATION OF THE OPENING OF THE
        NEW CHANNEL TO NEWPORT
        ON THE 10 FEBT 1831
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS FOR
        DEEPENING & STRAIGHTENING
        THE REST OF THE CHANNEL
        OF THE RIVER BETWEEN
        STOCKTON & THE SEA
        W.A. BROOKS DEL.
      • Inscription Comment

        In exergue.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        TEES NAVIGATION COMPY.
        INCORPORATED BY ACT OF PARLT. 1808
      • Inscription Comment

        Above.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        NEW CHANNEL OPENED 27 SEPTR. 1810
        MELIORA SPERAMVS
      • Inscription Translation

        We hope for better things.
      • Inscription Comment

        Below.
  • Curator's comments

    Brown 1
    No specific information concerning this piece has been found.

  • Bibliography

    • Brown 1 p372.1549 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Associated events

    • Commemoration of: Opening of the New Channel to Newport, 1831
  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    M.6083

  • C&M Catalogue number

    • MB3p372.1549

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