Medallion, Polish Museum of Sports and Tourism

Object Type
Civic mementoes/Souvenir/Medallion
Civic mementoes/Souvenir/Medal/Case
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Object Detail

Brief Description
A bronze medallion. Front features the relief image of a sword and shield wielding mermaid. This figure features on the coat-of-arms of the City of Warsaw and is synonymous with it. Below is the relief image of the ancient Greek sculpture, the "Discus-thrower". Inscription: 'MUZEUM/SPORTU I TURYSTYKI'. The Museum of Sport and Tourism is located in Warsaw, Poland. Immediately below the letter 'M' to the left of the medallion is the designer's name 'ST. SIKORA'. This is most likely, the Polish sculptor Stanislaw Sikora. On the reverse is a relief image of two male figures carrying back packs, walking away from a tent, with birds flying in the distance, under a crescent moon. The medallion is presented within a blue cardboard and vinyl case, with the name of the Museum imprinted in gold. Medallion was presented to Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum director, Tom McCullough, during the 2nd World Meeting of Sports Museum Directors, held in Lausanne, Switzerland, June 1989.
0 - Whole: H: 69 W: 69 D: 4mm (H: 2 11/16 W: 2 11/16 D: 3/16")
0 - Whole: H: 10 W: 95 D: 100mm (H: 3/8 W: 3 3/4 D: 3 15/16")
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In storage
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