Summary

Electrotype copy of silver Olympic participants medal, Athens, Greece, 1896 AD. The electrotype made by Robert Ready & Sons, electrotypists at the British Museum. It is a copy of a medal by Jules-Clement Chaplain, originally minted in Paris.
The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in 1896.

Physical Description

Round silver-plated electrotype In two halves with "291" scratched into back. Obverse depicts the head of Zeus laureate facing, his hand holds a globe on left on which stands Nike holding aloft an olive branch; at left in Greek, OLYMPIA . Reverse depicts the view of the Acropolis in Athens; inscription around above.There is a spot of green corrosion near centre of reverse

Obverse Description

Large head of Zeus laureate facing, his hand holds a globe on left on which stands Nike holding aloft an olive branch; at left in Greek, OLYMPIA

Reverse Description

View of the Acropolis in Athens; around above (in Greek), DIETHNEIS OLYMPIAKOI.APONES; in exergue, EN . ATH ENAIS / 1896

Edge Description

Stamped ARGENT

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