Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.53ab
Date: 
1892-1893
Medium: 
Bronze, copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 21.3mm (13/16 in.)
Description: 
Pair of medalets, one in struck bronze and one molded copper with obverse showing right-facing profile bust-length hatted portrait of Columbus; legend: "1492 CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS 1892". Reverse shows ship sailing to left above stylized waves; legend: "DISCOVERY OF AMERICA 1492"; in exerg.: "WORLD'S COLUMBIAN/ EXPOSITION/ CHICAGO/ FOURTH CENTENNIAL"
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group