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World's Columbian Exposition Souvenir Medal

World's Columbian Exposition Souvenir Medal
Title
World's Columbian Exposition Souvenir Medal
Date 
1893
Medium 
Aluminum; wood, paper
Dimensions 
case: 2 7/16 in. ( 6.2 cm ) diameter: 1 15/16 in. ( 5 cm )
Description 
Aluminum struck medal with obverse showing beaux-arts building with domed roof with inscription in exergue: "ADMINISTRATION/BUILDING"; legend around border: "WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION CHICAGO/1893." Reverse depicts Columbus with sword and flag surrounded by his sailors and Native Americans with ship in background; inscription in exergue: "LANDING OF COLUMBUS/1492", all within star-studded border. Circular turned wooden box.
Object Number 
INV.3591
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, below exergual line, at right: "MADE IN GERMANY"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group