Lot 3042: Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal

RR Auction

2016-01-06 11:13:48


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Lot 3042: Winner's medal issued for the Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics. Gilt silver, 51 mm, 69 gm, by Giuseppe Cassioli. The front, inscribed, "XVIth Olympiad, Melbourne, 1956," features a 'Seated Victory' with the Coliseum in the background; the reverse portrays a winner carried by jubilant athletes. This prize medal design had been adopted for the Amsterdam Games in 1928, with the only alteration for 1956 being a change in wording to reflect the year and location. There were 280 of these gold medals produced, with 273 of them being awarded. RR Auction's Olympic Memorabilia Auction 468 Thursday, 21st January 2016 Estimate: $5000-7000
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