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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1869 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Adams, George Gammon, born 1821 - died 1898 (medallists)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal, made by G. G. Adams, commemorates the opening of Blackfriars Bridge and Holborn Viaduct. The foundation stone of the new bridge was laid by the Lord Mayor on 20 July 1867 and opened by Queen Victoria on 6 November 1869. Holborn Viaduct was opened on the same occasion as Blackfriars Bridge.

Physical description

Obv., diademed head of Queen Victoria left. Rev., two wreaths, the lower one inverted, touching at the centre beneath the arms of the City of London. Within the wreaths, views of the two works, date above, Londinia and Britannia facing each other.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1869 (made)


Adams, George Gammon, born 1821 - died 1898 (medallists)

Marks and inscriptions


Descriptive line

Medal, opening of Blackfriars Bridge and Holborn Viaduct. eNGLISH 1869.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Brown, Laurence. A Catalogue of British Historical Medals 1837-1901. London, 1987. Volume II. The Reign of Queen Victoria. no. 2906.



Subjects depicted

Arms of the City of London


Coins & Medals


Sculpture Collection

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