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Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.1
Date: 
ca. 1819
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 41.1mm (1 5/8 in.)
Marks: 
below bust: "PETIT F." on edge: "MONACHII"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of Columbus facing right with legend: "CHRISTOPHORUS COLOMB." Reverse is inscribed: "NATUS/AN.M.CCCC.XLII./COGURETI AD GENUAM/OBIIT/IN VALLE OLETI/APUD HISPANOS/AN.M.D.VI./series numismatica/universalis virorum illustrium./MDCCC.XIX."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group