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The Discus Thrower, 1903

  • silver (metal)
  • 32.2 mm
  • Inv. 1909-I-2

Public Domain

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.


Marie Alexandre Lucien Coudray RKD
Paris 1864 - 1932

Monnaie de Paris
workshop / studio

480 - 440

Title The Discus Thrower
Date 1903
Period 20th century
Location Paris TGN
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings monogram at the front, left: CL
signatures (names) reverse, bottom right: LCOUDRAY
Collection medals AAT
Object type award medal
Inventory number 1909-I-2
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055865 symbolism (artistic concept) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
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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