Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.65
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 37.7mm (1 1/2 in.)
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing left-facing bearded hatted bust-length portrait of Columbus between shields with Spanish (left) and American (right) flags; legend: "CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS/ 1492 * 1893". Reverse shows domed building with flag at top; legend: "WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION CHICAGO."; in exerg.: "ADMINISTRATION/ BUILDING."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group