Rare athlete's badge issued for the Athens 1906 Intercalated Summer Olympics, 36 mm in diameter, featuring an enameled light blue ancient Greek motif in the border, with white enamel circular center surrounding the gilt "A." Retains the pin on the reverse. The 1906 Games in Athens were considered the Olympics by the press and participants, which included 854 athletes from twenty countries. As they were never officially sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee, they are given the 'Intercalated' nomenclature today. An exquisite, well-preserved specimen.
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