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Medal - Olympic Prize, Trial Reverse, Melbourne Olympic Committee, Victoria, Australia, 1956 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33498

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Trial of Olympic Prize medal reverse die 1956 (AD)
Mint: K.G.Luke
Other Details: This is a lead trial struck to test the reverse die for the Melbourne Olympic Prize medals. It depicts a victorious athlete being carried left to the left on shoulders of joyous crowd, holds branch in left hand and waves with right. It was commissioned by the Melbourne Olympic Committee, which was responsible for organising the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, including construction of stadiums, athletes' accommodation, press coverage and medal production.
Description:
This is a lead trial struck to test the die for the Melbourne Olympic Prize medals. It depicts a victorious athlete being carried left to the left on shoulders of joyous crowd, holds branch in left hand and waves with right.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 52 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 56.45 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: olympic games melbourne 1956
Themes this item is part of: K.G. Luke, Medal & Trophy Makers, Melbourne, Victoria, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne Olympic Committee, Melbourne, Victoria, Melbourne Olympic Committee, Melbourne, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: sports prizes
Series: Prize
DateEra: 1956 AD
Obverse Description: Plain
Reverse Description: Victorious athlete being carried left to the left on shoulders of joyous crowd, holds branch in left hand and waves with right.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Plain (obverse)
Victorious athlete being carried left to the left on shoulders of joyous crowd, holds branch in left hand and waves with right. (reverse)
Material: Lead
Issued By: Melbourne Olympic Committee, Victoria, Australia, 1956
Mint: K. G. Luke (Mint), 1956
Commissioned By: Melbourne Olympic Committee

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