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Ref: 5815

George IV, Brighton, Royal Suspension Chain Pier completed 1823, bronze medal by B Wyon

 

 

Obv: bust of George IV right

 

Rev: a view of the pier, BRIGHTHELMSTONE ROYAL PIER above, DESIGNED & ERECTED BY SAMUEL BROWN ESQ COMMANDER IN HIS MAJESTY’S NAVY 1823

 

 

Condition: Extremely fine; Diameter: 53mm

 

References: BHM 1215; E 1168; Taylor 79a

 

Provenance: from an old 19th century collection, with ink ticket.

 

Notes: The suspension design was innovative at the time. The pier was intended as a landing stage for a packet boat service to Dieppe. Although Brighthelmstone was Brighton’s original name, the modern shortened version probably began in the late 17th century and in 1810 was adopted as the town’s official name.

 

 

Price £325

George IV, Brighton, Royal Suspension Chain Pier completed 1823, bronze medal by B Wyon
George IV, Brighton, Royal Suspension Chain Pier completed 1823, bronze medal by B Wyon

 

 

The medal in its original case

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