Rare participation medal issued for the Grenoble 1968 Winter Olympics. Silvered bronze, 68 mm, 159 gm, by J. M. Coeffin. The front depicts a Greek athlete wearing a headband superimposed against a background of snowflakes; the reverse bears the Grenoble Games emblem and a city view with the Belledonne mountain range in the background, with raised text along the bottom, “X Jeux Olympiques D’Hiver.” Complete with its original red cardboard case. In fine condition. A notably uncommon participation medal presented to VIPs.
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