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Christopher Columbus medal
  • Augustus Saint-Gaudens
    born: Dublin, Ireland ; died: Cornish, New Hampshire, United States
  • Christopher Columbus medal, 1892–1893
  • Where object was made: United States
  • bronze
  • Object Diameter: 7.5 cm
    Object Diameter: 2 15/16 in
  • Museum purchase or Gift of Dr. Franklin D. Murphy
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0120

Recto: Man (identified as Christopher Columbus) standing with right foot foreward and arms open. He is wearing a coat, armor, and has long hair. Man at LR wears a hat In background there is a man holding a long draping flag. Text at TR.

Verso: Text at center. At TC there is a sphere. Two winged figures at TR and TL. TL figure hold trumpet and TR figure holds a writing instrument and tablet. There are torches at CR and CL. At BC there is a long sailing ship.