Bronze participation medal for the 1936 Berlin Olympics

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Designed by
Placzek, Otto, German
Issued by
International Olympic Committee, Swiss, founded 1894
Received by
Unidentified
Medium
bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2 13/16 × 3/16 in. (7.1 × 0.5 cm)
Type
medals
Place made
Berlin, Germany, Europe
Date
1936
Description
A round bronze medal commemorating participation in the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics. The front of the medal features five men standing in a line and stepping up on to a ledge. Written vertically on the left side of the medal's front is: [XI / O / L / Y / M / P / I / A / D / E]. Written vertically on the right side of the medal's front is: [B / E / R / L / I / N]. Written at the bottom of the medal is: [1936]. The back of the medal features a bell with an eagle holding the Olympic rings at center. On the edge of the bell there is type. Type on the bottom right of the medal's back reads: [OTTOPLACZEK].
Topic
African American
Olympics
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.89.8
Restrictions & 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

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