Olympic Games 1928 Amsterdam

9th Olympiad

THE NETHERLANDS

Sports: 17

Disciplines: 122

National Teams: 46

Participants: 3,248

Winner Medals


Olympic Winner Medal 1928        Olympic winner medal 1928


Images Copyright © by Ulf Ström



GENERAL DATA OLYMPIC WINNER MEDAL 1928
Diameter: 55 mm Design by: Prof. Guiseppe Cassioli,
Florence, Italy
* 22.10.1865  + 05.10.1942
Weight: 66 gr Mint: Dutch State Mint
Thickness: 3 mm Ribbon: None
Obverse: Victory seated above stadium.
Reverse: Winner carried by jubilant athletes
Numbers of Medals: Gold:     254                    Silver:   258                        Bronze:   259





H.M. The Queen presenting the 1st prize to Dutch gymnasiast, 1928


The medals presented on the occasion of the Olympic Games had to be divided into two classes, to wit, prize medals and souvenir medals. A prize was offered by the I.O.C. for the best design for the prize-medal and awarded to Prof. GIUSEPPE CASSIOLI. Medals bearing this design were struck at the Government Mint in Utrecht in gilded silver, silver, and bronze for the first, second and third prize winners respectively.

Of these medals 254 firsts in gilded silver were presented, 258 seconds in silver, and 259 thirds in bronze.
The difference in these totals is due to the fact that in the Art Competitions a few firsts and seconds were withheld.

(Source document:   Official report 1928, page 129)


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