Auction 102

Lot 365:

1936 OLYMPIC GAMES BERLIN SILVER MEDAL

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Start price: $50

Estimated price: $100 - $180

Auction house commission: 25%

Commemorative silver medal, 37mm, for the 1936 German Summer Olympics in Berlin. The obverse shows the goddess Athena in the center surrounded by the word ‘In honor of the fatherland for the glory of the sport’ (Zur Ehre Des Vaterlandes Zum Ruhme Des Sports). The reverse shows the Olympic bell with the German eagle and the five Olympic rings, the outer edge is inscribed ‘Olympische Spiele Berlin MCMXXXVI’ with a small swastika at the bottom center.

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