Medal, produced by German Olympic Society to commemorate 1956 Olympic Games

Object Type
Trophies and awards/Medal
Civic mementoes/Souvenir/Medal/Case
Date Used
29 Jan 1958
See full details

Object Detail

Brief Description
Silver commemorative medal presented by the German Olympic Society on the occasion of the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games. Features on the obverse, a bas-relief design of a naked youth on horseback, carrying a flaming torch. Below is an inscription in Greek, reading: 'DAIMAKHOS'. A monogram comprising the initials 'H.A.P.' feature above the horse's tail. On the reverse is the inscription, in German: 'EHREN/PLAKETTE/DER/DEUTSCHEN/OLYMPISCHEN/GESELLSCHAFT'. Medal is in a white case with blue felt base.
0 - Whole: H: 85 W: 85 D: 3mm (H: 3 3/8 W: 3 3/8 D: 1/8")
0 - Whole: H: 22 W: 110 D: 110mm (H: 7/8 W: 4 5/16 D: 4 5/16")
Associated Person
Date Used
29 Jan 1958
In storage
Registration No


Subject Auto Tags



Be the first to comment.