Lot 3006: Winner's medal issued for the Athens 1906 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 50 mm, 58 gm, by Jules Clement Chaplain, Paris. The front features a portrait of Zeus holding Nike, the goddess of victory; the reverse features a view of Athens within a Greek legend. Stamped "Bronze" on the edge. Complete with presentation box. The 1906 Athens Games were considered the Olympics by the press and participants, which included 854 athletes from twenty countries, but they were never officially sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee.
RR Auction's Olympic Memorabilia Auction 468
Thursday, 21st January 2016
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