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Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.68
Date: 
1892-1893
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 37.8mm (1 1/2 in.)
Description: 
White metal struck medal with obverse showing left-facing bearded bust-length portrait of Columbus with laurel wreath; legend "CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS/ 1492." Reverse shows three buildings; legend: "WORLDS FAIR BUILDINGS CHICAGO, ILL./ DECD OCT. 21. 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