diameter: 31.6mm (1 1/4 in.)
On reverse below branches: "G.W.L."
Pair of white metal struck medals, one with hole pierced at top, with obverse showing front right-facing bust-length portrait of bare-headed Columbus in ruff and holding chain necklace; legend: "CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS". Reverse shows eye in pyramid above dates in conjoined wreaths: "1492 1892"; within branches legend: "FOUR HUNDREDTH/ ANNIVERSARY/ OF THE/ DISCOVERY OF AMERICA/ CELEBRATED IN THE/ UNITED STATES/ OCT. 21. 1892". Between branches and rim: "FROM DEEPEST BARBARISM TO HIGHEST CIVILIZATION".
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
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