Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.17
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Aluminum
Dimensions: 
diameter: 31.6mm (1 1/4 in.)
Description: 
Aluminum struck medal with obverse showing front-facing bust-length portrait and legend "CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS 1492-1892." Reverse shows Santa Maria inside legend: "FOUR HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY/ OF THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA /CELEBRATED IN/ NEW YORK, OCT. 8 TO 12, 1892." Hole punched at top.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group