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London 1908

London 1908The Medals

On the obverse, two female figures placing a laurel crown on the head of a young victorious athlete, with, in the bottom half, the inscription: “OLYMPIC GAMES LONDON 1908".

On the reverse, the figure of St. George, patron saint of England. Legend says that he was a fighting saint who slew a dragon to free a princess.

Designer: Bertram Mackennal

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

Diameter: 33mm

Mint: Vaughton & Sons

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(IOC)
London
1908

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