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World's Columbian Exposition Commemorative Presentation Medal, Trial, United States, 1893

World's Columbian Exposition Commemorative Presentation Medal, Trial, United States, 1893

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Description (Brief)
One (1) World's Columbian Exposition Commemorative Presentation medal, trial
United States, 1892 - 1893
Obverse Image: Christopher Columbus on the shore of the New World. Three male figures at lower right.
Obverse Text: CHRISTOPHER COLVMBVS / OCT XII MCCCCXCII / PLVS VLTRA
Reverse Image: Nude youth representing the Spirit of America holding torch and wreathes and leaning on shield with eagle.
Reverse Text: THE COLVMBIAN EXHIBITION IN COMMEMORATION OF THE FOVR HVNDRETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LANDING OF COLVMBVS / TO WILLIAMS BRADFORD / E PLVRIBVS VNVM / MDCCCXCII MDCCCXCIII
General Information: This reverse design was rejected by the United States Senate Quadro-Centennial Committee. It was replaced by a design by Charles Barber.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Medal
Date made
1893
associated date
1892
associated person
Columbus, Christopher
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
obverse designer
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
reverse designer
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
place made
United States
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
cast (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall:.9 cm x 9.8 cm; 11/32 in x 3 27/32 in
ID Number
1991.0009.0744
catalog number
1991.0009.0744
accession number
1991.0009
nonaccession number
1981.3001
World's Columbian Exposition
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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