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RMS Columbian Exposition Medal, by Scovill Manufacturing Company, Connecticut USA, 1893

preview image for RMS Columbian Exposition Medal, by Scovill Manufacturing Company, Connecticut USA, 1893
Inventory Number: 95803
Object Type:
Place Created: Waterbury New Haven Connecticut USA North America
Accession Number: 1970-101/part
Brief Description: Obverse: Figure of Christoper Columbus landing from a boat; inscribed "CHRISTOPHER COLVMBVS OCT.XXIIMCCCCXCII"
Reverse: Two angels, a globe, torches and a sailing ship surround a rectangle inscribed: "WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION IN COMMEMORATION OF THE FOUR HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LANDING OF COLUMBUS. MDCCXCII . MDCCCXCIII . TO ROYAL MICROSCOPICAL SOCIETY"
The medal is held by a blue velvet lined case made of aluminum decorated with a floral pattern. The case is an early use of aluminum, and would have been a novelty at the time.
Primary Inscriptions: "AVGVSTVS SAINT GAVDENS FECIT" signed on obverse "C. E. BARBER. FECIT" signed on reverse
Provenance: Deposited by the Royal Microscopical Society with their collection. Presented by the Columbian Exposition Committee, 1893
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection
Material(s): Bronze
Velvet
Aluminum
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
95 96 mm

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