Lot 9012: Athens 1906 Summer Olympics Gilt Participation Medal
19th January 2017
Participation medal issued for the 1906 Athens Olympics. Gilt bronze, 50 mm, 58 gm, by Nikephoros Lytras. The front shows a seated Nike holding a laurel crown above a phoenix rising from flames, with the Acropolis in the background; the reverse bears an inscribed Greek legend within a laurel wreath. The 1906 Athens participation medal was manufactured from the unused inventory of the 1896 Athens participation medals; the only difference being that a 1906 plaque has been soldered over the original 1896 date.
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