Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.88
Date: 
1892-1893
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 44.5mm (1 3/4 in.)
Marks: 
On obverse between globe and edge: "PAT'D DEC. 1. 1891."
Description: 
White metal struck medal with obverse showing, against background of globe projections, Columbus holding flag flanked by other figures; legend: "LANDING OF COLUMBUS IN AMERICA/ OCTOBER 12TH 1492." Reverse shows, against same background, aerial view of buildings and water; legend within globe: "WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION/ CHICAGO 1892-3." Between globe and edge, legend: "WORLD'S-FAIR/ SOUVENIR."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group