400th Anniversary of Discovery of the Americas Medal

Object Number: 
INV.10759
Date: 
1892
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 13/16 in. ( 7.1 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "ARNAU" Inscription: reverse, in exergue: "ARNAU. F. SOLA y CAMATS [illegible]/CASTELL S."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing bust-length portrait of Christopher Columbus, facing right, enclosed by laurel wreath, with legend: "BARCELONA A COLON"; all surrounded by elaborate border showing scene of Columbus's voyage with coat of arms surmounted by crown and enclosed by laurel branch and palm frond. Reverse depicts standing female figure with lion at her feet; column at right; monument to Christopher Columbus in distant background at left; legend: "IV. CENTENARIO DEL DESCUBRIMIENTO DE LAS AMERICAS"; date in exergue: "MDCCCXCII."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group