Paris 1924

Paris 1924The Medals

On the obverse, a naked victorious athlete, taking the hand of his rival, seated on the ground, to help him to get up. Underneath, the Olympic rings. On the reverse, a harp as a symbol of the cultural programme of the Games and the different sports equipment—winter as well as summer—forming an arch. In the centre, the inscription "VIIIe OLYMPIADE PARIS 1924". A total of 914 copies were made: 304 gold medals and the same number of silver medals, as well as 306 bronze medals.

Designer: André Rivaud

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

Diameter: 55mm

Mint: Monnaie de Paris


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