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    1896 Athens Summer Olympic Games Participation Medal with Box. The first edition of the Modern Games was properly headquartered in the city where the Olympics were born millennia earlier, the ancient city of Athens, Greece. Here we encounter a bronze participation medal presented to an athlete present at that historic contest, the largest international gathering of athletes ever conceived to that date. The elegantly crafted relic measures two inches in diameter and features a wreathed Victory figure on the obverse and Greek text and "1896" date on verso. A small hole at left edge was likely drilled by the original owner to create a watch fob or some similar piece of jewelry. Original round leather case is included.

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    November, 2010
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
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