Description1908 London Summer Olympics Gold First-Place Medal Presented to Sybil "Queenie" Newall. It's one of the rarest and most coveted medals in the vibrant and challenging Olympics subgenre, but this particular London Gold sets itself apart from the other 250 that ever existed, and the tiny fraction thereof that likely still exists today. This medal was awarded to Sybil "Queenie" Newall, who finished first in the Double National Round of female individual archery at age fifty-three years, 275 days. To this day, she remains the oldest female Gold Medalist in an individual event.
The solid-gold creation of Bertram Mackennal was minted by "Vaughton & Sons" of Birmingham, and features a victorious athlete being crowned with laurel on obverse and St. George slaying the dragon on verso. Edge engraving supplies the historic attribution: "Winner National Round Archery." Diameter is 33.5 mm. Weight is 32 grams, seven grams of which is attributed to the ornamental suspension loop that likewise appears to be solid gold. Fine condition.
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