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Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.16
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 50.6mm (2 in.)
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing draped female figure and Columbus on deck of ship and legend "CHICAGO 1893 GUANAHANE OCT 12 1492." Reverse shows Santa Maria within rope border, two conjoined shields, crossed flags surmounted by eagle below; legend: "TO COMMEMORATE THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group