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Item 3042 - Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal Catalog 468 (Jan 2016)

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Winner’s medal issued for the Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics. Gilt silver, 51 mm, 69 gm, by Giuseppe Cassioli. The front, inscribed, “XVIth Olympiad, Melbourne, 1956,” features a ‘Seated Victory’ with the Coliseum in the background; the reverse portrays a winner carried by jubilant athletes. This prize medal design had been adopted for the Amsterdam Games in 1928, with the only alteration for 1956 being a change in wording to reflect the year and location. There were 280 of these gold medals produced, with 273 of them being awarded.

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