Winner's medal issued for the Paris 1900 Summer Olympics. Silvered bronze, 40 mm x 58 mm, 57 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 physical exercise and sports, "Exercices Physiques et Sports," and depicts a victorious athlete upon a podium with a stadium and the Acropolis in the background. Stamped "Bronze" on an edge.
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