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Christopher Columbus Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.10
Date: 
1892-1893
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 77mm (3 1/16 in.)
Description: 
Bronze struck medallion with obverse showing clothed bust of Christopher Columbus facing left with cross beneath and surrounding legend: "CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS GAVE A NEW WORLD TO HUMANITY." Reverse contains inscription within open laurel wreath with superimposed emblem of the American Numismatic Society at right: "AFTER/FOUR HUNDRED/YEARS OF PROGRESS/FREE AMERICA/HONORS ITS/DISCOVERER."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group