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Issued by:
International Olympic Committee, Swiss, founded 1894  Search this
Received by:
Carl Lewis, American, born 1961  Search this
Commissioned by:
Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, American, 1978 - 1984  Search this
Designed by:
Giuseppe Cassioli, Italian, 1865 - 1942  Search this
Dugald Stermer, American, 1936 - 2011  Search this
Manufactured by:
Jostens, American, founded 1897  Search this
Medium:
silver, gold, ribbon
Dimensions:
With Ribbon: 19 1/16 x 3 1/2 x 1/4 in. (48.4 x 8.9 x 0.6 cm)
Type:
medals
Place depicted:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1984
Description:
An Olympic gold medal with attached ribbon. The medal is molded with figures in relief on the obverse and reverse. The obverse side features a seated woman, representing Lady Victory, dressed in a flowing robe and holding a palm frond in her left hand and a winner's crown of leaves above her head. A coliseum is visible behind her. To her left the words [XXIII / OLYMPIAD / LOS ANGELES / 1984] appear in relief. The reverse features a male figure reaching out while hoisted on the shoulders of other men with a stadium visible in the background. The rim of the medal is stamped with the words [ATHLETICS 200 METERS MEN] on its proper left side. The medal is attached by a chain link to a loop of ribbon with two broad striped of turquoise and pink, divided by a thin orange stripe, which is sewn at the top.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Men  Search this
Olympics  Search this
Track and field  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Carl Lewis Estate
Object number:
2013.126.13
Restrictions & Rights:
© International Olympic Committee. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50ce57306-a3d6-463f-84a5-78a3b77fb21c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.126.13