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World's Columbian Exposition Medal

Object Number: 
Bronze; aluminum, silk
Diameter: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Inscription: obverse, at lower center of field: "AVGVSTVS SAINT-GAVDENS FECIT" Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at center: "C.E.BARBER FECIT"
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting Christopher Columbus stepping onto shore in the New World; inscription to right of image: "PLVS/VLTRACHRISTOPHER/COLVMBVS/OCT.XII/MCCCCXCII." Reverse bears inscription within raised central panel surrounded by allegorical figures, torches, and image of ship: "WORLD'S.COLUMBIAN.EXPOSITION/IN.COMMEMORATION.OF.THE/FOUR.HUNDREDTH.ANVERSARY/OF.THE.LANDING.OF.COLUMBUS/.MDCCCXCII . MDCCCXCIII./TO Wm. S. KENDALL." Medal set into square aluminum fitted presentation case with dark blue silk velvet interior.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. William Sergeant Kendall
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group