Lot #388
Stockholm Olympics 1912 Gold Winners Medal

Uncommon team gold winners medal from the 1912 ‘Jim Thorpe’ Olympics
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Description

Uncommon team gold winners medal from the 1912 ‘Jim Thorpe’ Olympics

This 1912 Summer Games team gold (gilt silver, as is appropriate) winners medal is approximately 33mm in diameter, was designed by Erik Lindberg and Bertram Mackennal and minted by C.C. Sporrong & Co. of Stockholm. One side of the medal features two female figures crowning a young victor in the Olympic Games with a laurel wreath, with the reverse showing a herald, proclaiming the Olympic Games and standing close to a bust of Ling, the founder of the Swedish system of gymnastics. Condition is extra fine. Only 2547 athletes participated in these games, with this first place medal being one of only 200+ awarded to the winners.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Auction
  • Dates: September 11 - September 16