Newcastle Upon Tyne and Carlisle Railway Medal by William Wyon. 1840. Silver, 50 mm diameter. Collection: British Museum no. 1916,0202.1. (donated Henry Symonds, Esq), Obverse: Mercury (symbol of commerce) flying with caduceus. “Planum per ardua duco [top] Newcastle Upon Tyne and Carlisle Railway [below].” Reverse: “By order of the shareholders March XXIV MCCCXL.” [Click on these images to enlarge them.]

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