Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.48
Date: 
1892-1893
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 59.1mm (2 5/16 in.)
Marks: 
Obverse in border: "L. POGLIACHI INV. A. CAPPOCHIO ING. JOHNSON - MILANO"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing three-quarter left-facing bust-length portrait of Columbus within high-relief border of female Native American at left reaching above clasping hands with draped female at right and globe above; legend: "CRISTOFORO COLOMBO." Reverse shows crowded scene superimposed on sun rays emanating from left of winged female aloft sheltering three cherubs; three Native Americans at right below; legend: "MDCCCXXII/ MCCCXCII."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group