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Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.6
Medium: 
Gold metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 30.9mm (1 3/16 in.)
Description: 
Gold metal struck medal with obverse showing front facing bust portrait of Christopher Columbus bareheaded with ruff with legend "CHRISTOP. COLUMBUS"; reverse has beaded edging with oak branches wrapping to left and laurel branches wrapping to right.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group