Lot 8493: St. Moritz 1928 Winter Olympics Participation Medal and Badge

RR Auction

RR Auction

2019-02-11 13:09:31

Lot 8493

Pair of items issued at the St. Moritz 1928 Winter Olympics. The first is a participation medal, bronze, 37 mm, 22 gm, by Milo Martin. The front depicts the goddess Victory holding a laurel branch in a horse-drawn sled, with mountains rising in the background and the Olympic rings below; the reverse bears raised text, “II Jeux Olympiques D'hiver St. Moritz 1928,” over a laurel branch. The second item is an official athlete's badge, diameter of 31 mm, featuring a blue border with black text, "2es Jeux Olympiques d´hiver St.Moritz 1928 IXe Olympiade," and a central design of the Olympic rings below a green banner, "Concurrent." The reverse is stamped “895,” with raised manufacturer text above, "Huguenin Freres & Co., Le Locle, Suisse."

Estimate: $1500-$2000

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