Medal given to Althea Gibson by the Armed Forces of Pakistan

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  • Image for Medal given to Althea Gibson by the Armed Forces of Pakistan
2 images
Created by
Pakistan Services Sports Control Board, Pakistani
Owned by
Gibson, Althea, American, 1927 - 2003
Medium
silver
Dimensions
Medal: 2 5/8 x 2 x 1/8 in. (6.7 x 5.1 x 0.3 cm)
Case for medal: 13/16 x 3 1/8 x 4 in. (2.1 x 7.9 x 10.2 cm)
Type
medals
Place made
Pakistan, Asia
Date
1956
Description
A two inch silver medal with original box. The medal is engraved with the text: [Exhibition Tennis Matches / Against Armed Forces of Pakistan / Althea Gibson / January 1956] on one side. The other side has engraved text around the edge of the circle that reads: [Services Sports Control Board Pakistan]. The text surrounds a symbol that includes an anchor, star, wings, and swords on the other side.
Topic
African American
International affairs
Tennis
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2009.27.2ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Awards and Medals
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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