Lot 3030: Amsterdam 1928 Summer Olympics Silver Winner's Medal
17th January 2019
Handsome winner's medal issued for the Amsterdam 1928 Summer Olympics. Silver (professionally cleaned), 55 mm, 69 gm, by Giuseppe Cassioli; manufactured by the Dutch State Mint of Utrecht, Netherlands. The front, inscribed, “IXe Olympiade, Amsterdam, 1928,” features a ‘Seated Victory’ with the Colosseum in the background; the reverse portrays a winner carried by jubilant athletes. There were 258 of these silver medals produced, of which 108 were awarded to second place winners in the 109 sporting events, an unequal number given that a first-place tie in the lightweight category of weightlifting resulted in two gold medals and no silvers. Additionally, 10 silver medals were also awarded to second place winners in arts competitions. Professionally cleaned and exhibiting a bright and lustrous mirror-like finish, this is a handsome Olympic winner's medal from a classic Summer Games.
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