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Moscow 1980

Moscow 1980The Medals

On the obverse, the traditional goddess of victory, holding a palm in her left hand and a winner’s crown in her right. A design used since the 1928 Games in Amsterdam, created by Florentine artist Giuseppe Cassioli (ITA - 1865-1942) and chosen after a competition organised by the International Olympic Committee in 1921. For these Games, the figure of victory is accompanied by the specific inscription: “ИГРЬІ XXII ОЛИМПАДЫ МОСКВА 1980”.

On the reverse, a stylised Olympic Bowl with a burning flame (not burning a burning flame) against the background of a stadium arena. The upper right-hand segment, carries the emblem of the 1980 Games in Moscow. The name of the sport appears on the rim.

Designer: Giuseppe Cassioli; Ilya Postol

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

Diameter: 60mm

Mint: Moscow Mint

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