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Lot #3042
Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal

Prized 1956 Melbourne winner’s medal

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Prized 1956 Melbourne winner’s medal

Winner’s medal issued for the Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics. Gilt silver, 51 mm, 69 gm, by Giuseppe Cassioli. The front, inscribed, “XVIth Olympiad, Melbourne, 1956,” features a ‘Seated Victory’ with the Coliseum in the background; the reverse portrays a winner carried by jubilant athletes. This prize medal design had been adopted for the Amsterdam Games in 1928, with the only alteration for 1956 being a change in wording to reflect the year and location. There were 280 of these gold medals produced, with 273 of them being awarded.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Olympic Memorabilia Auction
  • Dates: #468 - Ended January 21, 2016