1960 Olympic Bronze Medal for Men's 400M Hurdles awarded to Dick Howard

  • Image for 1960 Olympic Bronze Medal for Men's 400M Hurdles awarded to Dick Howard
  • Image for 1960 Olympic Bronze Medal for Men's 400M Hurdles awarded to Dick Howard
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Received by
Dick Howard, American, 1935 - 1967
Issued by
International Olympic Committee, Swiss, founded 1894
Commissioned by
Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVII Olympiad, Italian, 1958 - 1960
Italian National Olympic Committee, Italian, founded 1907
Designed by
Cassioli, Giuseppe, Italian, 1865 - 1942
Manufactured by
Stabilimenti Artistici Fiorentini, Italian
Medium
bronze
Dimensions
2 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 1/4 in. (7 x 7 x 0.6 cm)
Type
medals
Place depicted
Rome, Roma, Italy, Europe
Place made
Florence, Firenze, Italy, Europe
Date
1960
Description
An Olympic bronze medal from the 1960 Rome Games. The medal is molded with figures in relief on the obverse and reverse. The obverse side features a seated woman, representing Lady Victory, dressed in a flowing robe and holding a palm frond in her left hand and a winner's crown of leaves above her head. A coliseum is visible behind her. To her left a block of text appears in relief. The reverse features a male figure reaching out while hoisted on the shoulders of other men with a stadium visible in the background. The medal is surrounded by a circular bronze molded laurel wreath with a flat banner at the bottom. On the obverse the banner is blank while on the reverse it is engraved with the word [ATLETICA]. Stamped on the left edge of the coin is a small line of text. At the top of the medal is a pair of hooks. The medal is held somewhat loosely in the wreath in 4 separate brackets.
Topic
African American
Men
Olympics
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Howard Family
Object number
2012.140.1
Restrictions & Rights
© International Olympic Committee. Permission required for use.
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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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