Expanded Hours

We're now open Wednesdays through Sundays! Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required for visitors ages 12 and up. Learn more >

Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.151
Date: 
ca. 1892
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 39.2mm (1 9/16 in.)
Marks: 
Reverse under bust: "OERTEL BERLIN D."
Description: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group