Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.34
Date: 
1892-1893
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 24.7mm (1 in.)
Description: 
White metal struck medal with obverse showing left-facing bust-length portrait of Columbus in ruff; legend "CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS 1492." Reverse shows Columbus in prow of boat holding flag and approaching land; legend "400TH ANNIVERSARY OF 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