The depiction of Victory with palm and laurel wreath on the one hand (reverse) and the classic image of the discus thrower after the famous statue of Myron on the obverse on the other make this medal suitable as a prize medal for sports competitions. It was available in three different sizes and, if desired, fitted with a carrying eye to be hung on a ribbon. It was one of the standard products of the Monnaie de Paris.
Monnaie de Paris
|Title||The Discus Thrower|
|Signatures, inscriptions, and markings||monogram at the front, left: CL|
|signatures (names) reverse, bottom right: LCOUDRAY|
|Object type||award medal|
|Art & Architecture Thesaurus||300055865 symbolism (artistic concept) AAT|
female sex; woman
43A433 crowning with laurel Iconclass
43C2 sports, games and physical performances ~ speed Iconclass
43C3 athletics, gymnastics Iconclass
43C35 discus-throwing Iconclass
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