Commemorative medal, Alton Towers

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Description:White metal medallion commemorating the formal possession of Alton Towers by the 18th Earl of Shrewsbury & Talbot in 1860.

Obverse: 'ALTON TOWERS - THE SEAT OF THE EARLS OF SHREWSBURY'. Relief view of Alton Towers.
Reverse: 'IN COMMEMORATION OF THE EARL OF SHREWSBURY TAKING FORMAL POSSESSION OF ALTON TOWERS. APRIL 13TH 1860'. Laurel wreath with crowned shield containing rampant lion at base.


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Donor ref:66.136.0027 (37/32551)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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