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World's Columbian Exposition Commemorative Presentation Medal

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Obv: Christopher Columbus striding ashore from a boat carrying three other figures, one holding a large banner that fills the field to the left. To the right two miniature ships pass through the Pillars of Hercules with PLVS / VLTRA between them, CHRISTOPHER / COLVMBVS / OCT XII / MCCCCXCII in...

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Presented to the Boston Water Board in 1896; to Cornelius C. Vermeule, Sr., a civil engineer and consultant to the Boston Water Board; by descent through the family to Cornelius C. Vermeule III; to the MFA, 2005, gift.

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Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III in memory of Walter Muir Whitehill

Dated 1892–93; struck 1895–96


Diameter and weight: 77 mm, 207.7 gm (3 1/16 in., 0.5 lb.)

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