Lot 3008: Athens 1906 Intercalated Summer Olympics Gilt Bronze Participation Medal
17th January 2019
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.
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