Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.86
Date: 
1892-1893
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 38.3mm (1 1/2 in.)
Description: 
White metal struck medal with obverse showing kneeling figure with flag on beach surrounded by other figures and two ships at sea in background; legend: "COLUMBUS DISCOVERING AMERICA/ 1492". Reverse shows draped female figure beside plinth holding globe inscribed "OUR FIELD". She holds ribbon with legend: "COLUMBIAN/ EXPOSITION/ CHICAGO/ USA". In background, domed building. Hole punched at top.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group