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    1912 Stockholm Summer Olympics Silver Medal. Gorgeous second-place prize resurrects Bertam Mackennal's obverse design utilized for the 1908 London Games, a victorious athlete being crowned with a laurel wreath by two seated females. The verso was designed by local artisan Erik Lindberg, who shows national pride with his portrayal of a bust picturing Pehr Henrik Ling, an early pioneer of Swedish athletics and the teaching of physical education.

    Only 285 Silver Medals were struck for these Games, best remembered for iconic American athlete Jim Thorpe's twin victories in the pentathlon and decathlon, though he'd later surrender those medals due to questions about his amateur status. The medal measures thirty-three millimeters (33mm.) in diameter and weighs eighteen grams (18g.). Tarnishing is apparent, but otherwise the medal presents beautifully, still housed in its very rare original red leather and velvet presentation case with lovely gold embossing on the lid.


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