Olympic Games 1912 Stockholm
Design by: Erik Lindberg /
Diameter : 33 mm
Weight: 24 gr
Mint: C.C. Sporrong & Co, Stockholm
H.M. the King, crowing the winner of the marathon race 1912
(Source document: Official Report 1912, page 160)
| Obverse: permanent or two female figures crowning a young victor in the Olympic
Games with a lurel wreath;
figure of a herald, proclaiming the Olympic Games and standing close to
a bust of Ling, the founder of the Swedish system of gymnastics.
Copies of medals:
The presentation cases were blue, gold
In track and field, the winner receibed a gold medal, the socond a silver an the third a bronze medal.
In the team events, the first place carried with it a diploma and each member of the team got a vermeil medal. Those in the second- and third-placed teams had silver and bronze medals respectively.
There were always exceptions: in the equestrian
events a medal went to each member of the firtst team; the same applied
in the doubles teams. The helmsman and his second, winners in the 12 metre
yachting class, each received a gold medal.
(Source document: Olympic Review, 1972)