Atlantic Telegraph

Made:
1858

Medal commemorating the Atlantic Telegraph, 1858. White metal; 31mm diameter. Obverse legend: Atlantic Telegraph successfully laid 5th of August 1858. Reverse: symbolic figures of John Bull and Lincoln? shaking hands across the ocean, producing lightning; captions, 'How are you Jonathan? Purty Well Old Feller Heow's Yerself'

Details

Category:
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Object Number:
1985-96
Measurements:
diameter: 2 x 31 mm
type:
medal
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Spink and Sons

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