Medal commemorating the Atlantic Telegraph, 1867.

Bruff, Joseph Goldsborough (artist) and Barber, William (engraver)

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London, United Kingdom

Medal commemorating the Atlantic Telegraph, 1867. Bronze; 102mm diameter, 11mm deep. Obverse: scene of head relief profile to left of Cyrus Field, awarded laurel wreath by the hand of God, above ocean with ships sailing to globes of America left and Europe right; legend, Honor and Fame are the Reward. Indomitable perseverance and Enduring Faith achieved the Success; artists, JG Bruff D. Barber F. Reverse: decorative borders, base motif of globes united; shield and 5-pointed star; Reverse legend: By Resolution of the Congress of the United States. March 2, 1867. To Cyrus W Field, of New York, .... in establishing Telegraphic communication by means of the Atlantic Telegraph, connecting the old with the new world


  • Title: Medal commemorating the Atlantic Telegraph, 1867.
  • Creator: Bruff, Joseph Goldsborough (artist), Barber, William (engraver)
  • Date Created: 1867
  • Location: United States
  • Physical Dimensions: overall: 11 mm, 102 mm diameter,
  • Type: medal

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