Lot #6019
Stockholm 1912 Team Gold Winner's Medal

Gold-plated first-place prize from the 1912 Stockholm Games

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Estimate: $8000+

Description

Gold-plated first-place prize from the 1912 Stockholm Games

Winner's medal issued for the Stockholm 1912 Olympics. Gilt silver, 33 mm, 18 gm, by Erik Lindberg and Bertram Mackennal. The front depicts a victorious athlete holding a palm branch as he is crowned with a laurel wreath; the reverse depicts a herald proclaiming the start of the Olympic Games with a bust of Ling, founder of Swedish gymnastics, to his rear.

These gilt silver medals were awarded to the first-place winners of team events, while solid gold were given to the winners of individual events and a select few team competitions. A beautiful example of this sought-after Olympic medal.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Olympic Memorabilia
  • Dates: #628 - Ended January 20, 2022