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Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.7
Date: 
1892-1893
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 51.5mm (2 in.)
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing left-facing bust portrait of Christopher Columbus bareheaded with ruff collar, with legend "CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS". Reverse shows soldier in armor to left holding sword and flag, seated Native Americans to right; in exerg.: "CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS LANDING AND TAKING POSSESSION OF THE ISLAND WHICH HE NAMES SAN SALVADOR OCT.12 1492"
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group