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Item 388 - Stockholm Olympics 1912 Gold Winners Medal Catalog 437 (Sep 2014)

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Sold Price: $11,875.00 (includes buyer's premium)

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This 1912 Summer Games team gold (gilt silver, as is appropriate) winners medal is approximately 33mm in diameter, was designed by Erik Lindberg and Bertram Mackennal and minted by C.C. Sporrong & Co. of Stockholm. One side of the medal features two female figures crowning a young victor in the Olympic Games with a laurel wreath, with the reverse showing a herald, proclaiming the Olympic Games and standing close to a bust of Ling, the founder of the Swedish system of gymnastics. Condition is extra fine. Only 2547 athletes participated in these games, with this first place medal being one of only 200+ awarded to the winners.

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