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'
- Coins, Medals & Tokens
- Object Number:
diameter: 2 x 31 mm
- visual and verbal communication
- Spink and Sons
- Permanent collection
Cite this page
We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.
Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero
Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence
Download catalogue entry as json
Download manifest IIIF
Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.