World's Columbian Exposition Souvenir Medal

Object Number: 
1940.28
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below exergual line, at right: "MADE IN GERMANY"
Description: 
Bronze 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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Alfred M.F. Kiddle
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group