The Collection of Art Medals formed by Hans-P. Wipfler

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Date of Auction: 11th July 2006

Sold for £30

Estimate: £40 - £60

Erinnerung an den Durchschlag des…Tauern Tunnels [Completion of the Tauern Tunnels], 1907, a bronze plaque by T. Stundl for Brüder Schneider, robed female bust half-left, wearing radiate crown, rev. shields above tunnel entrance, 77 x 51mm (Moyaux Suppl. II, 438; Döry-Kubinszky 190). Good very fine (£40-60)

Footnote

The Tauern tunnels, linking Böckstein and Mallnitz on the railway line from Salzburg to Villach, were opened to rail traffic in February 1909