Participation medal issued for the London 1908 Summer Olympics. Gilt silver, 51 mm, 61 gm, by Bertram Mackennal. The front depicts a quadriga with charioteer and judge, preparing to present the palm of victory; the reverse bears the winged figure of Fame standing on a globe with raised text on either side, “Elis, Athens, Paris, St. Louis, London” and “In Commemoration of the Olympic Games Held in London, 1908.” Includes its original blue leather case. Presented to dignitaries, donors, and officials, this gilt silver medal exists as one of the very finest of Olympic commemoration prizes. A pristine example.
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