Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.150
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 60.3mm (2 3/8 in.)
Marks: 
Obverse below bust: "OERTL BERLIN"; in edge: "J. CHRISTENSEN SC. E. DEITENBECK FEC"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing right front-facing bare headed bust-length portrait of Columbus with fur collar above branches and anchor; legend: "CHRISTOPH COLUMBUS." Reverse shows draped female figure in flight over Atlantic, with "PALOS" and "SAN SALVADOR" marked, "1492" on her sail; legend: "ZUM 400 JAHR JUBILAEUM DER ENTDECKUNG AMERICAS 12. OCTBR 1892."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group