Participation medal issued for the Berlin 1936 Summer Olympics. Brown bronze, 70 mm, 114 gm, by Otto Placzek. The front depicts five athletes, representing the five continents, pulling the ropes of the Olympic bell, with raised text, "XI Olympiade, Berlin, 1936"; the reverse bears the Olympic bell embossed with the German eagle gripping the Olympic rings within five concentric circles, and the name of the designer on the outer edge. Includes its original red paper case, with the rims to lid and lower portion partially detached; case retains its bright color. Also accompanied by a German certificate from the organization committee for the 1936 Summer Olympics, one page, 8.25 x 11.75, August 16, 1936, in full (translated): "We would like to thank you for your participation in the Olympic Games," signed at the top and bottom by two Olympic officials.
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