Lot #6016
Athens 1906 Intercalated Olympics Gold Winner's Medal

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Estimate: $8500+

Description

Remarkable winner’s medal issued for the Athens 1906 Intercalated Olympics. Gilt silver, 50 mm, 63.5 gm, by Jules Clement Chaplain, Paris. The front features a portrait of Zeus holding Nike, the goddess of victory; the reverse features a view of Athens within a Greek legend. Stamped “Argent” on the edge. Upper portion features a high quality loop applied shortly after the games; these were added so that the athlete could proudly display their medal in public or during special occasions. Medal bears slight wear to gilt. The winner’s medals for the 1906 Athens Games share the same design as the Athens Olympics from 1896, with the ceremony year serving as the lone distinction. The 1906 Athens Games were considered the Olympics by the press and participants, which included 854 athletes from 20 countries, but they were never officially sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee. Only the second gold medal from the 1906 games that we have ever offered.

Auction Info

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