Creator

W. Mayer

Creation Date

1892

Era

1800-1900

Medium

Bronze medal

Dimensions

3.5 x 3.5

Credit Line

Long-term Loan from the Estate of Boris Blick, 2015

Accession Number

2015.159.1

Creator Biography

W. Mayer, German.

Description

A medal commemorating the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in America. The obverse features the head of Columbia with a cap marked 'LIBERTY' and with wheat ears and flowers. 1892 is also stated on the obverse directly below the head. On the reverse Christopher Columbus and his followers are seen stepping ashore while natives hide. The reverse also states 'DEDICATED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN HONOR OF THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA/ UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL/ 1492'.

Provenance

All markings in accordance with the research of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.

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