Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.64
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 30.5mm (1 3/16 in.)
Description: 
Struck bronze ten-pointed star-shaped medal obverse showing left-facing bare-headed bust portrait of Columbus encircled by legend: "CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS 1893"; five pointed star points surrounding; outer ring with legend: "COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION/ CHICAGO. ILL. U.S.A." Reverse shows globe at center of five-pointed star surrounded by legend: "COLON's "NEW "WORLD/ 1492." Hole punched in top point.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group