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1992 Olympic Gold Medal awarded to Carl Lewis

Image for 1992 Olympic Gold Medal awarded to Carl Lewis
Issued by
International Olympic Committee, Swiss, founded 1894
Received by
Lewis, Carl, American, born 1961
Commissioned by
Barcelona'92 Olympic Organizing Committee, Spanish, 1987 - 1992
Designed by
Cassioli, Giuseppe, Italian, 1865 - 1942
Xavier Corberó, Spanish, born 1935
Josep M. Trias, Spanish, born 1948
Manufactured by
Royal Mint of Spain, Spanish, founded 1893
Medium
silver, gold, ribbon
Dimensions
With Ribbon: 18 7/8 x 2 7/8 x 3/8 in. (47.9 x 7.3 x 1 cm)
Type
medals
Place depicted
Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Europe
Date
1992
Description
An Olympic gold medal with attached ribbon. The medal is molded with figures in relief on the obverse and etched on the reverse. The obverse side is set slightly off center in a larger gold disc and 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. To her left the words [XXV / OLIMPIADA / BARCELONA / 1992] appear in relief. The five interlocking Olympic rings appear below the words. The reverse features an abstract engraved human figure, composed of a dot and two slightly curved lines, above the 5 interlocking Olympic Rings. The design is engraved in the larger gold disc, which tapers slightly at the bottom edge. The red, green, black, yellow, and blue striped ribbon is tied at the top and embedded in the disc.
Topic
African American
Men
Olympics
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Carl Lewis Estate
Object number
2013.126.18
Rights
© International Olympic Committee. Permission required for use.
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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