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Medal commemorating the 400th anniversary of Magellan and Elcano's circumnavigation of the world

Joan Baptista Adsuara Ramos1922

Naval Museum

Naval Museum
Madrid, Spain

In 1922, the artist Joan Baptista Adsuara Ramos designed this medal commemorating the 400th anniversary of Magellan and Elcano's circumnavigation of the world. The front depicts the full-body figure of Juan Sebastián Elcano, in a landscape of hills and sea. It is a copy of a portrait painted by Ignacio Zuloaga in 1921, also to commemorate the 400th anniversary. The dates 1522–1922 also appear on the front. On the back, there is a profile image of the Victoria with the inscription 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE WORLD, and the exergue bears the signature of Juan Sebastián Elcano.

Details

  • Title: Medal commemorating the 400th anniversary of Magellan and Elcano's circumnavigation of the world
  • Creator: Joan Baptista Adsuara Ramos
  • Date: 1922
  • Location: Spain
  • Physical Dimensions: Length 50 mm, weight 47 grams
  • Type: Medal
  • Original Source: Museo Naval. Madrid. Todos los derechos reservados.
  • Rights: Naval Museum, Madrid. All rights reserved.
  • Medium: Silver
  • Photographer: Juan Antonio Clemente Izquierdo
  • Inventory: MNM 2451

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