Lot 9007: Paris 1900 Summer Olympics Bronze Winner’s Medal ‘Xme Championnat De Tir Des Ecoles Superieures’

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2016-12-20 15:24:48

Lot 9007

Winner’s medal issued for the Paris 1900 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 42 mm x 60 mm, 54 gm, by Frederic Vernon, Paris. The front, inscribed “Republique Francaise, Exposition Universelle, Paris 1900,” features a winged goddess scattering laurels over the grounds of the Exposition; the reverse identifies the sport as superior school shooting, “Championnat de Tir des Ecoles Superieures,” and depicts a victorious athlete upon a podium with a stadium and the Acropolis in the background. Stamped “Bronze” on an edge.

Estimate: $800-$1000

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