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Lot #3053
Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics Bronze Winner's Medal with Case and Pin

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Appealing winner's medal issued for the Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 51 mm, 59 gm, by Giuseppe Cassioli. The front, inscribed, "XV Olympia, Helsinki, 1952," features a 'Seated Victory' with the Coliseum in the background; the reverse portrays a winner carried by jubilant athletes. Includes its original dark blue presentation case and scarce bronze winner’s medal pin, marked on the reverse, “15314,” with black vinyl presentation pouch made by Bertoni of Milan. Only 320 of these bronze medals were issued at the Helsinki games, making this is an uncommon and sought-after example. From The Mason Dinehart Collection.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Olympics
  • Dates: #544 - Ended January 17, 2019