Desirable winner's medal issued for the Paris 1900 Summer Olympics. Gilt silver, 42 mm x 60 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 event, "Concours Scolaires de Jeux Athletiques," and depicts a victorious athlete upon a podium. Stamped "Argent" on the edge. A handsome example of this scarce gilt silver prize medal.
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