Participation medal issued for the 1956 Cortina Winter Olympics. Bronze, 45 mm, 48 gm, by Constantino Affer. The front features the head of Victory crowned with Olympic rings and encircled with raised text, "VII Giochi Olimpici Invernali"; the reverse depicts a snowflake over Mt. Pomagagnon, with raised text, "Citius, Altius, Fortius, Cortina 1956." Includes the original orange presentation box. A desirable example of the dramatic Cortina commemoration medal as awarded to athletes.
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