Artist Nicola Cerbara (Italian (Roman), 1796–1869)
Mint: Rome, Italy
Diameter and weight: 42 mm (1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Circular medal of Christopher Columbus (about 1451-1506). There is a patch on top edge.
Obvere: Profile bust of Christopher Columbus looking to proper left, wearing a cap; inscribed at edge “CHRISTOPHORVS COLOMBO” and under bust “NIC.CERBARA F.”.
Reverse: Inscribed at center “NOVA/ORBIS PARTE/VETERI ADIECTA/VTRIVSQVE COMMODIS/CONIVNCTIS” over a single-masted ship at center within two branches tied together below.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CHRISTOPHORVS COLOMBO" and under bust "NIC.CERBARA F.".
Reverse: Inscribed at center "NOVA/ORBIS PARTE/VETERI ADIECTA/VTRIVSQVE COMMODIS/CONIVNCTIS".
By 1917, Dr. Samuel Abbott Green; 1917, gift of Dr. Samuel Abbott Green to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 15, 1917)
Gift of Dr. Samuel Abbott Green