Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.124
Date: 
1892-1893
Medium: 
Aluminum
Dimensions: 
diameter: 34.8mm (1 3/8 in.)
Description: 
Aluminum struck medal with obverse showing left facing hatted bust-length portrait of Columbus; legend: "1892 CHRISTOPHER 1492/ COLUMBUS". Reverse legend around edge: '"THIS MEDAL IS MADE OF THE NEW METAL *** " and in center: "TASTELESS - ODORLESS/ SONOROUS/ DUCTILE/ MALLEABLE/ ALUMINUM/ 1/4 WT. OF SILVER/ SP. GR. 2 60/ DOES NOT TARNISH."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group