Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.19
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Tin
Dimensions: 
diameter: 73.3mm (2 7/8 in.)
Marks: 
Below reverse legend: "L.D. NIMSCHKE BROOKLYN, N.Y.
Description: 
Tin molded two-part medal with obverse showing right-facing portrait-length bust of hatted Columbus with legend "CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS." Reverse with beaded border around legend: "IN/ COMMEMORATION/ OF THE/ FOUR HUNDREDTH/ ANNIVERSARY/OF THE/ DISCOVERY OF AMERICA/ OCTOBER 12th/ 1492-1892."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group