GREAT BRITAIN 1831 Opening of London Bridge by B. Wyon BHM 1544




Collections: Medals, World Medals

Product type: Medal

Vendor: Britannianumismatics



GREAT BRITAIN 1831 Opening of London Bridge 51mm bronze medal 75.91 grams by B. Wyon (BHM 1544, Eimer 1245) uneven obverse toning

Obverse: bust facing right, WILLIAM THE FOURTH

Reverse: five arched bridge spanning river, LONDON BRIDGE / COMMENCED 15 JUNE 1825 OPENED 1. AUGUST 1831

Benjamin Wyon (1802 – 1858) was a British engraver of seals, and medallist. He received instruction from his elder brother, Thomas Wyon the younger, and in 1821 gained the gold medal of the Society of Arts for a medal die of figures. He also gained the silver medal of the Royal Academy, for a die with the head of Apollo. He was the father of Joseph Shepherd Wyon, Alfred Benjamin Wyon, and Allan Wyon.