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To Cyrus W. Field from the American Chamber of Commerce, Liverpool, on the Laying of the Atlantic Cable, 1866

Artist:
Medalist: Joseph Shepherd Wyon (British, 1836–1873)
Artist:
Medalist: Alfred Benjamin Wyon (British, 1837–1884)
Date:
1866
Culture:
British
Medium:
Copper gilt
Dimensions:
Diameter: 3 in. (76 mm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Gift of Cyrus W. Field, 1892
Accession Number:
92.10.95a, b
Not on view
Signature: Obverse and reverse: J.S. & A.B. WYON SC.

Inscription: Obverse: (on scroll ribbon beneath arms of Great Britain and Ireland) DIEU ET MON DROIT; (on scroll ribbon beneath arms of United States) E PLURIBUS UNUM; (in margin between milled and cabled border) ATLANTIC.TELEGRAPH.CABLE•1866•

Reverse: (on cartouche) TO / CYRUS W. FIELD; (below) DEUS / NOBIS / HAEC / OTIA / FECIT [trans.: God hath bestowed on us this ease- Virgil, Ecl. I,6]; (in margin) PRESENTED BY THE AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.LIVERPOOL
Cyrus W. Field (until 1892; to MMA)
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