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Object Name: Medal
Date: 1892
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Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: Overall (diameter): 2 3/8 in. (60.3mm)
Description: Bronze struck medal with obverse showing right front-facing bare headed bust-length portrait of Columbus with fur collar above branches and anchor; legend: "CHRISTOPH COLUMBUS." Reverse shows draped female figure in flight over Atlantic, with "PALOS" and "SAN SALVADOR" marked, "1492" on her sail; legend: "ZUM 400 JAHR JUBILAEUM DER ENTDECKUNG AMERICAS 12. OCTBR 1892."
Credit Line: Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Object Number: 2008.42.150
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Marks: Obverse below bust: "OERTL BERLIN"; in edge: "J. CHRISTENSEN SC. E. DEITENBECK FEC"