Commemorative Medal from the World's Columbian Exposition

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1892-1893

GUSN

GUSN-252695

Description

Brown metal commemorative medal from the World's Columbian Exposition of Chicago. Representation of Christopher Columbus on the heads side and text box with writing on the tails side. Two female figures, a ship, and two torches surround the text box.

Details

Descriptive Terms

medals
alloy
Medal, Commemorative

Inscription

Heads: "Plus ultra" and "Christopher Columbus OCT XII" on the top; "Augustus Saint Gaudens fecit" on the bottom. Tails: "World's Columbian Exposition in commemoration of the four hundredth anniversary of the landing of Columbus MDCCCXII/ MDCCXCI to the Decorative Arts Society" in the center; "C.E. Barber fecit" engraved on the bottom. (Engraved, stamped)

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

3 (D) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.1103