Presentation railway spike
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique:
metalwork, commemoratives, sterling silver: fabricated, stamped, engraved
Primary Insc: stamped on side one: "STL.SILVER"
stamped on side two: "crown/lion passant"
stamped on side three: "crown/lion passant/STL.SILVER/crown/lion passant"
Secondary Insc: engraved on side one: "Presented to / His Excellency Sir Day Hort Bosanquet GCVO., K.C.B. / Governor of South Australia
engraved on side two: "In Commemoration of / his Driving the Last Spike / on the Paringa Railway S.A.
engraved on side three: "by JOSEPH TIMMS, / Railway Contractor, / Oct 3rd 1913."
10.9 h x 2.6 w x 2.6 d cm
: Purchased 2014 Accession No
: NGA 2014.1454