Seoul 1988

Seoul 1988The 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: "XXIV Olympiad Seoul 1988".

On the reverse, a dove, the symbol of peace, soaring up, holding a laurel branch in its mouth, and the Games emblem for Seoul composed of three Taegeuk patterns from the Korean national flag and the five Olympic rings.

Designer: Giuseppe Cassioli ; Yang Sung-Chun

Composition: 1st Place (92.5% Gold gilt with more than 5 g of gold), 2nd Place (Silver; Bronze), 3rd Place (Bronze; Zinc; Copper)

Diameter: 60mm

Mint: Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation


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