Lot #6015
Athens 1906 Olympics Bronze Participation Medal

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Estimate: $500+

Description

Participation medal issued for the 1906 Athens Olympics. Bronze, 50 mm, 58 gm, by Nikephoros Lytras. The front shows a seated Nike holding a laurel crown above a phoenix rising from flames, with the Acropolis in the background; the reverse bears an inscribed Greek legend within a laurel wreath and soldered 1906 plaque. The 1906 Athens participation medal was manufactured from the unused inventory of the 1896 Athens participation medals; the only difference being that a 1906 plaque has been soldered over the original 1896 date.

Auction Info

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