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Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956

Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956The Medals

On the obverse, the head of an idealized woman, crowned with the five rings. The Olympic flame appears in the foreground. The inscription "VII GIOCHI OLIMPICI INVERNALI" surrounds the scene. On the reverse, Mount Pomagagnon, one of the principal symbols of the Games, topped by a snow crystal. The inscription around reads: "CITIUS ALTIUS FORTIUS - CORTINA 1956".

Designer: Costantino Affer

Composition: 1st Place (Gilt silver), 2nd Place (Silver), 3rd Place (Bronze)

Diameter: 60mm

Mint: Lorioli A.E.

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(IOC)
Cortina d'Ampezzo
1956

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