Case for medal won by Shirley Strickland in 4x100m relay event, 1956 Olympic Games

Object Type
Trophies and awards/Medal/Box
Date Used
1956
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Brief Description
Presentation case, plastic, hinged and sprung, to house the gold medal won by Shirley Strickland at the XVIth Olympiad in Melbourne, 1956, for first place in the 4x 100 metres Relay. The case is cream- coloured, with rounded edges, and a raised circle on the lid. Inside of lid is cushioned silken material with the name of the manufacturer printed in gold, base is a stiff dark maroon felt bed with a depression, and ribbon for removal of the medal.
Measurements
H: 77 W: 76 D: 20mm (H: 3 1/16 W: 3 D: 13/16")
Media/Materials
Date Used
1956
Location
In storage
Registration No
2003.3903.1301.2
Credit Line
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by a private collector.

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