Lot 3008: Athens 1906 Intercalated Summer Olympics Gilt Bronze Participation Medal

RR Auction

RR Auction

2019-01-10 16:51:42

Lot 3008

Participation medal issued for the Athens 1906 Intercalated Summer Olympics. Gilt bronze, 50 mm, 58 gm, by Nikephoros Lytras. The front shows a seated Nike holding a laurel crown above a phoenix rising from flames, with the Acropolis in the background; the reverse bears an inscribed Greek legend within a laurel wreath, with the mint along the bottom edge, "W. Pittner, Wien." Includes the seldom-seen original circular case. The 1906 Athens participation medal was manufactured from the unused inventory of the 1896 Athens participation medals; the only difference being that a 1906 plaque has been soldered over the original 1896 date.

Estimate: $800-$1000

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