An original torch from the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy, measuring 15.75″ long, engraved on the bottom, “MF—Curtisa—Bologna” and “2855,” with both “5” numerals upside down. The circular guard above the handle is engraved with the Olympic rings and the words “Giochi Della XVII Olimpiade.” The bronzed aluminum torch is exquisitely designed in a fluted conical form, evocative of classical Roman art and architecture. Includes the original canister. A scarce and wonderful piece from the classic Olympiad that announced the greatness of icons like Cassius Clay, Wilma Rudolph, and Rafer Johnson. RR Auction COA.
1960 Summer Olympics in Rome Original Torch