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Ref: 4852

Peru, Trans-Andean Water Tunnel Completed 1962, bronze medal by Huguenin, scarce

 

 

Obv: a construction worker wearing helmet with a lamp to left before an incuse view of the water tunnel, EMPRESAS ELECTRICAS ASOCIADAS LIMA PERU around

 

Rev: TUNEL TRANSANDINO MARCAPOMACOCHA / ALTURA 4,330m.s.n.m. LONGITUD 10122m.l./ INICIADO 15-XII-1957/ TERMINADO 5-IX-1962 in 8 lines

 

Condition: about extremely fine; Diameter: 60mm

 

Reference: -

 

Notes: The incuse nature of the tunnel receding into the medal is ingenious, especially for a struck medal. The tunnel itself is six miles long and is the highest in the world, conveying water from Lake Marcapomacocha for use in electrohydraulic power stations.

 

 

Price £95

Peru, Trans-Andean Water Tunnel medal 1962
Peru, Trans-Andean Water Tunnel medal 1962

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