1892 Italian-American Exposition Medal

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Title:
1892 Italian-American Exposition Medal
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Gilt tin; paper
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 13/16 in. ( 4.6 cm )
Date End: 
1 892
Description: 
Gilt tin molded medal-shaped container with miniature photographs of Genovese architectural landmarks inside; obverse depicts shoulder-length portrait of Christopher Columbus with laurel branch beneath; legend above: "CRISTOFORO COLOMBO"; all within beaded border. Reverse contains seal of Genoa at center, with surrounding legend: "ESPOSIZIONE ITALO AMERICANA/GENOVA 1892/IV. CENTENARIO COLOMBIANO."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Elizabeth D. Embler
Object Number: 
1940.237
Date Begin: 
1892
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group