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.
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This rare 1936 Winter Games bronze winners medal is approximately 100mm in diameter, ranges from 4mm to 5mm in thickness, and weighs approximately 298 grams. The winners medal was minted and struck by Deschler and Sohn of Munich, Germany, and designed by Richard Klein. One side of the medal features a figure in a chariot holding a wreath and illustrating winter sports equipment below, with the artist’s initials along the right side, with the reverse showing the Olympic rings, and “IV Olympische, Winterspiele 1936,” in raised letters around the edge. Condition is near mint. Only 755 athletes competed in these games, with a total of only 36 gold, 36 silver, and 36 bronze medals minted, making these large medals virtually unobtainable. This example is one of the two largest Olympic winners medals ever awarded. A truly significant offering.
Bidding for the Auction opens Sep 11, 2014 & ends Sep 17, 2014