Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.119
Date: 
1892-1893
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
diameter: 35.5mm (1 3/8 in.)
Description: 
Brass 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 domed building with flags; legend in exergue.: "U.S. GOVERNMENT/ 94.5 X 415 Feet 33 ACRES/ COST $400,000"
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group