Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.52
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 45.7mm (1 13/16 in.)
Marks: 
Below bust at right "H. ZEARIN".
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing right-facing hatted bust-length portrait of Columbus; legend: "1492 . CHRISTOPHER COLVMBVS. 1892 & 3" Reverse showing Santa Maria headed left; legend: "1892 DISCOVERY OF AMERICA 1492"; in exerg.: "WORLDS COLVMBIAN EXPOSITION CHICAGO FOVRTH CENTENNIAL." Loop fused to top with hanger ring.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group