Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.117
Date: 
1892-1893
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 35.5mm (1 3/8 in.)
Description: 
Copper struck medal with obverse showing left facing bare headed bust-length profile of Columbus seen from back; legend: "THE WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION/ CHICAGO 1893". Reverse shows building with stairs and water in foreground; in exergue.: THE AGRICULTURAL BUILDING/ 500 X 800 FEET. COST $618,000"
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group