Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.70
Date: 
1892-1893
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 37.9mm (1 1/2 in.)
Description: 
White metal struck medal with obverse showing left-facing bare-headed bust-length portrait of Columbus with fur collar; legend "CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS 1492." Reverse shows view of Exposition grounds from the air; legend: "THE WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION CHICAGO ILL. U.S.A./ MAY TO OCT. 1893."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group