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World's Columbian Exposition Souvenir Medal

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Aluminum; wood
case: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.3 cm ) diameter: 1 15/16 in. ( 5 cm )
Inscription: obverse, below exergual line, at right: "MADE IN GERMANY" Inscription: inside box cover, in pencil: "Aug 7' 93"
Aluminum struck medal with obverse showing beaux-arts building with domed roof with inscription in exergue: "ADMINISTRATION/BUILDING"; legend around border: "WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION CHICAGO/1893." Reverse depicts Columbus with sword and flag surrounded by his sailors and Native Americans with ship in background; inscription in exergue: "LANDING OF COLUMBUS/1492", all within star-studded border. Circular turned wooden box.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Eva L. Guernsey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group