World's Columbian Exposition Medal
Bronze; aluminum, silk
case: 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 13/16 in. ( 9.6 x 9.6 x 2 cm ) diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Inscription: obverse, at lower center of field: "AVGVSTVS SAINT-GAVDENS FECIT" Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at center: "C.E.BARBER FECIT"
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting Christopher Columbus stepping onto shore in the New World; inscription to right of image: "PLVS/VLTRACHRISTOPHER/COLVMBVS/OCT.XII/MCCCCXCII." Reverse bears inscription within raised central panel surrounded by allegorical figures, torches, and image of ship: "WORLD'S.COLUMBIAN.EXPOSITION/IN.COMMEMORATION.OF.THE/FOUR.HUNDREDTH.ANVERSARY/OF.THE.LANDING.OF.COLUMBUS/.MDCCCXCII . MDCCCXCIII./TO E.F. BONAVENTURE." Medal inset into aluminum square fitted case with dark blue silk velvet interior.
Dies for this medal were executed by the U.S. Mint.
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