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Reference:5703 Paris Universal Exposition: Olympics Award for Athletics: Concours De Jeux Athletiques, 1900

The figure of Victory with a view of Paris, below. /

Athlete classicaly posed in a stadium, the Parthenon above right, in distance; and standing on a podium lettered CONCOURS DE JEUX ATHLETIQUES, and inscribed below, B.H. WILLAN.

By F. Vernon.

SIlver, 42 x 60 mm.

Condition: Almost Extremely Fine


Most unusual to find named and worthy of further research.

The Paris 1900 Olympic Games coincided with the Universal Exposition held in that same year.

An unnamed example of this plaque, in gilt silver, fetched an auction hammer price of £2200, plus buyer's premium of 24%, in a recent Baldwin's London auction, on 23 September 2015, Lot 2870.