Ponce de Leon quatricentennial medal

Ponce de Leon quatricentennial medal

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Description (Brief)
Bronze medal commemorating the 400th anniversary of the "Christian colonization" of Puerto Rico by Ponce de Leon in 1508. The cased medal bears the image of a bearded man in armor and a plumed helmet. Around him are the words "Juan Ponce de Leon Explorador Conquistador Poblado Y Gobernador Primero del Boriquen" and the years 1508 and 1908. On the verso, a woman in a classical gown is shown planting a cross on a beach near a ship and palm tree, surrounded by the words "Coloizacion Christiana de Puerto Rico" and "Cuarto Centenario."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Medal
date made
ca. 1908
Associated Date
1508
referenced
Puerto Rico
Physical Description
metal, bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall (as stored): 4 in x 4 in x 1 in; 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
AF.23773
catalog number
23773
accession number
64030
subject
Colonization
Puerto Rico
Central America
Anniversary
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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