Lot 3114: Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal and Press Medal with Cases
17th January 2019
Two participation medals issued for the Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics, including one given to athletes and officials, and one given to members of the press: Beautiful participation medal issued for the Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics, as presented to athletes and officials. Bronze, 60 mm, 115 gm, by Kim Kwang-hyun. The front depicts Namdaemun, one of the gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul, with mountains, clouds, cranes, and the sun; the reverse bears the Seoul Games emblem and reads “XXIV Olympiad, Seoul 1988.” Complete with its original purple velvet case. Press participation medal issued for the Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 65 mm, 168 gm. The front features a Korean archer on horseback, with the Olympic rings below, inscribed, "XXIVth Olympiad, Seoul 1988"; the reverse depicts the Seoul Olympic Stadium and features raised facsimile signatures of Juan Antonio Samaranch, president of the IOC, and Park Seh-jik, president of the Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee, with the dates of the Games below, "1988.9.17–10.2." Complete with its original navy blue velvet case.
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