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Christopher Columbus Medal

Object Number: 
INV.10769
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower center of field: "B.MAURA." Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at left: "B.MAURA." Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at right: "MADRID, 1892"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting Columbus and his crew aboard ship, with sailing ship in distance at left; legend within line border: 'Cristobal Colon descubrio el nuevo Mundo ed doce de Octubre de mil cuatrocientos noventa y dos, reinando en Castilla y Aragon Dona Isabel y Don Fernando." Reverse depicts Columbus presenting his offerings to the King and Queen of Spain; inscription in exergue: "Cuarto centenario/M.DCCC.ICII."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group