Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.157
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Silver-plated metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 64.8mm (2 9/16 in.)
Marks: 
On reverse below laurels: "N. FRISTRUP. INV. F. SCHMAHLFELD SC. V. CHRISTESEN"
Description: 
Silver-plated struck metal with obverse showing draped female figure at left with Columbus at right holding tiller on deck of ship, star in sky; legend: "CHICAGO 21. OCTBR. 1892./ GUANAHANI 12. OCTBR. 1492." Reverse shows eagle above, view of exposition buildings below over laurels, legend within plaque at center: "ESPOSIZIONE UNIVERSALE/ CHICAGO 1893/ IN MEMORIA DELL ILLUSTRE/ NAVIGATORE/ CRISTOFORO COLOMBO."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group