1879 Belgium, 12th Gymnastic Federal Nationals at Namur City. Golden-Gilted Medal, XF- / Ex RARE!
We have on offer here, the 1879 Belgium, 12th Gymnastic Federal Nationals at Namur City. Golden-Gilted Medal, XF- / Ex RARE!
In the beginning of gymnastics, which formally originated from Ancient Greece, gymnastics was originally intended for military training, where it was used by soldiers to get ready for war. The skills and strength in performing gymnastics at the ancient times were thought as great assets to those battling on the warfield.
About the Medal:- This prestigious contest of physical strength is organised by the Belge National Federation of Gymnastics. And well attended by gymnasts all over Belgium & other surrounding European cities, and nations' federal gymnastics associations.
The Golden-Gilted Medal (with Loop) is issued to the winner of the 12th Federal competition held in the Belgium French-speaking, Commercial city of Namur. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namur )
Specifications Size: 70 mm (Massive) Weight: 51.1 grams (Heavy) Alloy: Golden-Gilted Metal (believed to be non-silver) Vintage: 20-21st July 1879
Design Intricate loop designs repeated on both medallion's obverse & reverse, of winged Angels (maidens) reaching above crossing victory wreaths branches, one maiden (left) with torch upright to shoulder, the other maiden (right) with trumpet upright to shoulder.
Obverse: Lion of Belge with inscriptions, of the dates & series of competition, held with sponsorship by the Federal Gymnastics Association.
Reverse: Shield of Arms of the Belge City of Namur
The medallion is very beautiful, with good golden-giltter on its central piece. It has been circulated but still in great condition and hence a good fair price vs. an uncirculated piece. This is in excellent condition, though some light marks of wear.
It is very massive and really captivating to the eye especially the loop designs. It is extremely rare, a unique valuable piece and with a strong finesse aura about the material.
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Note: Prices indicated are in Singapore $ Dollars.
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