Laying of the first Trans-Atlantic Telegraphic Cable medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.195
Date: 
1858
Medium: 
Bronze
Marks: 
Obverse center bottom: "TIFFANY & CO."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing allegorical figures representing Europe and America flanking a globe; reverse shows two ships at sea; legend: "FROM THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE/ AND CITIZENS OF NEW YORK,"; in exergue.: "COMMEMORATIVE OF THE PART TAKEN/ BY HIM,/ IN LAYING THE/ FIRST/ TRANSATLANTIC CABLE/ BETWEEN/ EUROPE AND AMERICA, IN AUGUST, A.D. 1858."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group