Circular gold medal (Part 1) suspended on a short linked chain. The medal is accompanied by a dark blue presentation case with gold trim and white velveteen and satin lining (Part 2) and a blue cardboard box with lid (Part 3-4). On the obverse of the medal is the motif of a women [Nike] draped in cloth holding an olive wreath above her head in her right hand, and a palm in her left hand. A Greek vase (amphora) is depicted on the left and the image of a Roman amphitheatre is on the right. Above the amphitheatre is imprinted the text, "GIOCHI DELLA / XVII OLIMPIADE / ROMA MCMLX". On the reverse is a scene depicting a group of males carrying a single male on their shoulders. The carried man is holding a palm frond in his left hand, and has his right arm raised above his head. The accompanying blue box (part 3-4) is imprinted with the logo of, 'Birks', and has the word "Australia" handwritten on the lid in red pen.
1 - Medal: H: 80 W: 53 D: 5mm (H: 3 1/8 W: 2 1/16 D: 3/16")
2 - Case: H: 30 W: 86 D: 86mm (H: 1 3/16 W: 3 3/8 D: 3 3/8")
3 - Box: H: 39 W: 90 D: 109mm (H: 1 9/16 W: 3 9/16 D: 4 5/16")
4 - Box lid: H: 16 W: 91 D: 110mm (H: 5/8 W: 3 9/16 D: 4 5/16")
Bill Roycroft; 17 Mar 1915; 29 May 2011
25 Aug 1960-11 Sep 1960
Kindly on loan from Equestrian Australia