Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.90
Date: 
1892-1893
Medium: 
Metal, ribbon
Dimensions: 
diameter: 24.8mm (1 in.)
Marks: 
On back of lower pinback: "PAT. APL'D FOR"
Description: 
Gold-colored metal molded medal with obverse showing figures with flags on beach; legend: "COLUMBUS". Reverse legend: "DISCOVERY/ OF/ AMERICA 1492/ WORLD'S COLUMBIAN/ EXPOSITION/ CHICAGO, ILLS/ U.S.A. 1893". Medal hangs by attached loop at top from ornate oblong copper-colored metal pin back holder with center wrapped in red, white, and blue grosgrain ribbon.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group