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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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group