Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.358b
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 50.9mm (2 in.)
Description: 
White metal struck medal with obverse showing front right-facing bust-length portrait of hatted Columbus in polished center flanked by dates "1492 1892" above "COLUMBUS"; legend "WORLD's COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION/ CHICAGO". Reverse shows inlaid behind clear backing admission ticket with right-facing profile portrait of Columbus, with "1893" above and "PAT. PENDING" below; legend: "COLUMBIAN/ SOUVENIR".
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group