TYPE: Medal
DIMENSIONS: Diameter 50 mm.
WEIGHT: 58 grams
CONDITION: Fine condition.
NOTES: Additional details and provenance for the Harmer Johnson Olympic Collection.
ITEM ID: 3976
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1896 Athens Summer Olympics Participation Medal

Year: 1896
Decade: 1890s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)

The first edition of the Modern Games was properly headquartered in the city where the Olympics were born millennia earlier, the ancient city of Athens, Greece. Here we encounter a bronze participation medal presented to an athlete engaged in the historic event.

The medal features seated Nike holding laurel wreath, phoenix rising out of flames, Acropolis in background. Verso holds five-line Greek legend in laurel wreath. .

Name: Nikephoros Lytras
Type: Designer