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Medal - 25th Anniversary of Railways in Belgium, Belgium, 1859 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 34542

Summary:
Commemorative Medal issued to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Railways in Belgium in 1859. Designed by Alexandre Geefs ad minted in Brussels.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 55 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: rail transport, railways
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: rail transport
Series: Commemorative
DateEra: 1859 AD
Obverse Description: Head facing left; around, LEOPOLD PREMIER ROI DES BELGES
Reverse Description: Victory advancing right holding lighted torch below steam engine which has winged wheels; around, LOI DU 1EMAI 1834 SYSTEME DES CHEMINS DE FER BELGES; in exergue, XXVE ANNIV. 1E MAI 1859
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Belgium, 1859
Artist: Alexandre Geefs - Brussels (Mint), Belgium, 1859

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