World's Columbian Exposition Medal
Bronze; aluminum, silk
case: 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 5/8 in. ( 9.5 x 9.5 x 1.6 cm )
diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting Christopher Columbus stepping onto shore in the New World; inscription to right of image: "PLVS/VLTRACHRISTOPHER/COLVMBVS/OCT.XII/MCCCCXCII." Reverse bears inscription within raised central panel surrounded by allegorical figures, torches, and image of ship: "WORLD'S.COLUMBIAN.EXPOSITION/IN.COMMEMORATION.OF.THE/FOUR.HUNDREDTH.ANVERSARY/OF.THE.LANDING.OF.COLUMBUS/.MDCCCXCII . MDCCCXCIII./TO Wm. S. KENDALL." Medal set into square aluminum fitted presentation case with dark blue silk velvet interior.
Gift of Mrs. William Sergeant Kendall
Inscription: obverse, at lower center of field: "AVGVSTVS SAINT-GAVDENS FECIT"
Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at center: "C.E.BARBER FECIT"
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