Lot 8017: Stockholm 1912 Summer Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal with Case
18th July 2019
Beautiful winner's medal issued for the Stockholm 1912 Summer Olympics. Silver, 18 gm, 33 mm, by Bertram Mackennal and Erik Lindberg; manufactured by C. C. Sporrong & Co., of Stockholm, Sweden. The front depicts a victorious athlete with palm branch being crowned with a laurel wreath by two seated females; the reverse, encircled with the text, "Olympiska Spelen I Stockholm," features a herald proclaiming the opening of the Olympic Games, with a bust of Ling, the founder of Swedish gymnastics, in the background. The front of the medal, designed by Mackennel, was originally used on the winner's medals for the 1908 London Summer Olympics. Also includes its attractive original red leather presentation case.
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