Striking participation medal issued for the Grenoble 1968 Winter Olympics. Silvered bronze, 68 mm, 158 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 Belladonne mountain range in the background, with raised text along the bottom, “X Jeux Olympiques D’Hiver.” The edge stamped "1968, Bronze." Includes the original burgundy paper case. A notably uncommon participation medal presented to dignitaries and officials.
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