Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.153
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 50.4mm (2 in.)
Description: 
White metal struck medal with obverse showing left-facing three-quarter length bust portrait of hatted Columbus holding chart within laurel border; legend: "CRISTOFORO COLOMBO/ NATO 1456 * MORTO/ 1506." Reverse shows female Native American right standing, pointing towards building for seated draped female figure holding Italian shield, three ships in background, crowned shield with griffin supporters above; legend: "RICORDO DELL' ESPOSIZIONE ITALO-AMERICANA GENOVA/1892"; in exergue.: " * 1492 - 1892 * / IV. CENTENARIO."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group