diameter: 39.2mm (1 9/16 in.)
Reverse under bust: "OERTEL BERLIN D."
White metal struck medal with obverse showing right-facing three-quarter bust-length portrait of Columbus with fur collar, anchor and laurel below; legend: "CHRISTOPH COLUMBUS." Reverse shows left-facing bust-length profile of bareheaded man in military uniform with medals and epaulet, branch below right.
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
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