Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.364
Date: 
ca. 1913
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 24.4mm (15/16 in.)
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing right-facing bust-length portrait in hat and ruff; legend: "JVAN PONCE DE LEON/ FLORIDA MARCH 27 TH 1512". Reverse shows fountain surrounded by trees; legend: "THE FOVNTAIN OF ETERNAL YOUTH". Loop fused to top with hanger ring.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group