400th Anniversary of Discovery of America Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
203
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/4 in. ( 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: illegible artist's name Inscription: reverse, lower center: "PAT'D 1893."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing three-quarter bust of Columbus, facing left, within central roundel with legend: "CHRISTOPHER. COLUMBUS", with three caravels around within stylized wave-like border, labelled "PINTA," "NINA," and "SANTA MARIA." Reverse bears inscription at center: "TO.COMMEMORATE.THE.FOVR/HVNDREDTH.ANNIVERSARY.OF/THE.DISCOVERY.OF.AMERICA.BY/CHRISTOPHER.COLVMBVS/by.authority.of.the/committee.of.one/hvndred.citizens/of.NEW YORK."; shield with Spanish royal coat of arms above, surmounted by crown with date: "OCTOBER.XII./M.C.C.C.C.XCII."; shield with American state seal below with date: "OCTOBER.XII./M.D.C.C.C.XCII."
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Creative: Tronvig Group