Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.63
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 36.3mm (1 7/16 in.)
Description: 
White metal heptagonal medal with obverse showing left-facing bust-length portrait of bareheaded Columbus inside laurel wreath; legend encircling: "BCEHILMOPRSTU"; surrounded by circle of stars and legend: "18 US 92"; one letter in each face of heptagon clockwise from left: "CHICAGO". Reverse shows anchor on globe in central circle surrounded by legend: "OCTOBER 12 US 13"; next ring with legend: "1492 = 1 + 4 + 9 + 2 = 16 = 1 + 6 = 7." Surrounded by ring of stars and one letter in each face of heptagon clockwise from left: "AMERICA".
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group