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400th Anniversary of Discovery of America Commemorative Medal

400th Anniversary of Discovery of America Commemorative Medal
400th Anniversary of Discovery of America Commemorative Medal
Title
400th Anniversary of Discovery of America Commemorative Medal
Date 
1893
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 1/4 in. ( 5.7 cm )
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."
Object Number 
203
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: illegible artist's name Inscription: reverse, lower center: "PAT'D 1893."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group