Lot #6064
Rome 1960 Summer Olympics (4) Badges

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Estimate: $400+

Description

Lot of four official badges from the Rome 1960 Summer Olympics, including:

A press badge, 38 mm x 48 mm, featuring a bronze-colored bezel with inset medallion depicting Romulus and Remus with the Capitoline Wolf, and Olympic rings below. The apricot enameled panel at the bottom is lettered in gold, "Stampa." Reverse of panel stamped, "Stab. Artistici Fiorentini, Firenze." Exhibits some surface marks and cracks to the enameled panel. There were 1215 of this type issued for the Games.

An official's badge, 38 mm x 48 mm, featuring a bronze-colored bezel with inset medallion depicting Romulus and Remus with the Capitoline Wolf, and Olympic rings below. The red enameled panel at the bottom is lettered in gold, "Ufficiale." There were 796 of this type issued for the Games.

A guest badge, 38 mm x 48 mm, featuring a bronze-colored bezel with inset medallion depicting Romulus and Remus with the Capitoline Wolf, and Olympic rings below. The orange enameled panel at the bottom is blank, indicating that it is a guest's badge. Reverse of panel stamped, "Stab. Artistici Fiorentini, Firenze." There were 649 of this type issued for the Games.

An athlete's badge issued for the Rome 1960 Summer Olympics, 38 mm x 48 mm, featuring a bronze-colored bezel with inset medallion depicting Romulus and Remus with the Capitoline Wolf, and Olympic rings below. The enameled panel at the bottom is light blue—indicating that it is a swimming competitor's badge—and features gold lettering, "Atleta." There were 667 swimmer's badges issued for the Games.

Also included is a badge from the 85th International Olympic Committee session held in Rome in 1982, measuring 35 mm x 60 mm, depicting a rider on horseback over a small Olympic ring emblem, featuring raised text: "85e Session du C.I.O., 1982, Rome, Italie." The silver-tone badge features an attached white ribbon with "Invité" tablet, and is suspended from a navy blue string. Reverse is hand-numbered "1445."

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Olympic Memorabilia
  • Dates: #613 - Ended July 22, 2021