World's Columbian Exposition Souvenir Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3689
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
Aluminum
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 5/16 in. ( 5.9 cm )
Description: 
Aluminum struck medals with obverse showing three-quarter bust-length portrait of Columbus facing left within central roundel with legend: "CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS"; surrounding legend within line border: "MEMENTO FO THE WORLD'S FAIR/CHICAGO 1893." Reverse shows winged female figure representing Columbia with cornucopia and burning torch, surrounded by putti, appearing before group of Native Americans; dates on border: "MCCCCXCII", below, and "MDCCCXCII", above.
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Creative: Tronvig Group