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Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.28ab
Date: 
1892-1893
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 38.3mm (1 1/2 in.)
Description: 
Pair of bronze struck medals with obverse showing left-facing bare-headed bust-length portrait of Columbus in ruff collar inside border of shields; legend "CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS." Reverse shows figures on rowboat, one bearing flag, at sea with land in background; legend: "400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DISCOVERY/ OF AMERICA/ 1492 - OCT. - 1892."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group