Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.81
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 50mm (1 15/16 in.)
Description: 
White metal struck medal with obverse showing sailing ship at sea in foreground and two others in background; legend: "COLUMBUS IN SIGHT OF THE NEW WORLD"; in exert.: "THE SANTA MARIA". Reverse shows aerial view of buildings and water; legend: "THE WORLD'S COLUMBIAN/ EXPOSITION"; in exergue.: "CHICAGO, U.S.A./ 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