1892 Italian-American Exposition Medal

Object Number: 
1940.237
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Gilt tin; paper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 13/16 in. ( 4.6 cm )
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group