Commemorative medal, 1904 St Louis Olympic Games

Object Type
Trophies and awards/Medal/Medallion
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Object Detail

Brief Description
Octagonal bronze participant's medallion. Obverse features the image of an ancient Greek athlete running with a victory palm in his right hand. Beyond him is the rising Sun. Inscription reads, "OLYMPIC / GAMES / SAINT / LOUIS / 1904 / U.S.A.". Name of manufacturer features below. On the reverse are three shields. The uppermost shield is based on the unique St.Louis flag created especially for the 1803 Universal Exposition. In the chief is (if painted), a gold fleur-de-lis surrounded by 14 gold stars upon a purple background. In the base is a tricolour pale, comprising gold, white, and orange. The other shields feature a fleur-de-lis, and an eagle clasping arrows and and an olive branch, respectively. These two represent France, and the United States of America. Inscription reads, "1803 / UNIVERSAL EXPOSITION / COMMEMORATING THE / OLYMPIC GAMES / 1904 / PHYSICAL CULTURE / DEPARTMENT / FREDERICK / J.V.SKIFF / DIRECTOR OF / EXHIBITS".
0 - Whole: H: 40 W: 40 D: 3mm (H: 1 9/16 W: 1 9/16 D: 1/8")
Date Used
On display
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Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Mrs Margaret H. Streeton




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