1906  Athens Summer Olympics

1906 Summer Olympics - Olympic Memorabilia

Winner Medals

Olympic winner medal 1906 Olympic winner medal 1906
1st Place: Gold Medal Material: Gilt Silver
    Weight 63 gr
2nd Place: Silver Medal Material: Silver
    Weight 63 gr
3rd Place: Bronze Medal Material: Bronze
    Weight 58 gr
Diameter: 50 mm Design by: Jules Chaplaint
    Mint: Parise Mint
Thickness: 2 mm Ribbon: None
Obverse: Laureated head of Zeus facing holding winged Wictory with laurel branch on globe.
Reverse: View of Acropolis and Parthenon between Olympic legend.
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First place winning team members received a silver Medal, 
a bronze medal was presented to the second place winners.

 Winner Medal for Teams !

Diameter:  31 mm

Weight:   18  gr

Seatet Victory, from ancient stater of Hilias, over panel inscribed "Olympia" in Greek, palm branch below.

Reverse:    6-line Greek legend.

Participation Medal

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Available in 3 different versions
Material: Gilt Bronze Weight: 58 gr
Material: Silvered Bronze Weight: 58 gr
Material: Bronze Weight: 58 gr
Diameter: 50 mm Design by: Lytras
Thickness: mm Mint: W. Pittner, Austria
Obverse: Female holding wreath over phoenix rising from   flames. 
Reverse: Legend in open wreath.
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1906 olympic games participation medal 32 1906 olympic games participation medal 31
Participant`s Medal by Greek Organising Committee 1906
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General Data Participant`s Medal by Greek Organising Committee 1906
Measure: 24 x 27 mm Design by:  
Weight: 18 gr Mint:  
Thickness:   Participants: 841
Obverse: Ancient Greek coin of Cos. 460 BC
Reverse: 4-line Greek legend



diploma 1906 olympic games athensimage: ©   Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland, Oregon

Diploma from Herbert W. Kerrigan, USA
3rd place in High Jump

Description: At the top is the Parthenon with the Greek flag, phoenix rising above. Winged victory at right extending an olive branch. Hellas seated at left, relief of the ancient Olympic Games in center.
Size: 60 x 48 cm
Design by: Nikolaos Gyzis;  *01.03.1842  +04.01.1901
Signed by: Crown Prince Constantine and General Secretary Thimoleon Philimon




Size: 36 mm

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Size: 32 mm

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Special Awards like cups, statues and trophies

After the 1906 Olympic Games the winners got there winners medals
and an olive wreath for the first three in each event. In additional to the
winner medals a lot of special awards where handed over. But unfortunately
that kind of awards are not completely documented. The folllowing awards
are known and specified:

Kind of AwardDonatorRecipient
Silver InkwellPrincess Sophia of GreeceWinner law tennis
Max Decugis
Copper CupPrincess Sophia of GreeceThird place in tennis mixed double,
Aspasia Matsa and
Xeonophon Kasdaglis
Marble statue, Goddes Athene
work of the Greek sculptor
G. Vroutos
Municipal council of AthenWinner Marathon race,
William Sherring, Canada
Two Hermes statuesChamber of Trade, AthenWinner in Rope Climbing
Georgios Aliprantis and
Nikolaos Aliprantis
TrophyOrganising Committee 
Porcelain vaseEducation Secretary France 
Large silver cupBrothers Mouratis,
Greeks from Great Britain
Different prizes manufactured
in Gold and Silver
P & K Brothers Botasi 
Statue Hermes and
Statue Aphrodite
N. Kanellopoulos 
Bronzecopy from a wolf from the Capitol in RomeLordmajor of Rome, Italy 
Copy of the Honved monument in BudapestHungaryGreek Team
Copy in copper from a ancient discus throwerVictor BalckGreek gymnastic clubs
Cup Winner discus throwing
Greek style,
Werner Järvinnen, Finland
Large silver badge Winner discus throwing
free style
Martin Sheridan, USA
Together about 50 spezial awards  
olympic award 1906

Silver Inkwell, donator was Princess Sophia of Greece
for Max Decugis, winner in law tennis
photo: private collection
olympic award 1906

Detail: silver Inkwell
photo: private collection
olympic award 1906

Copper Cup
Third place in tennis mixed double,
Aspasia Matsa and Xeonophon Kasdaglis
photo: Book "100 years Lawn Tennis Club Athens , 1895 - 1995"
olympic award 1906
Nikolaos Aliprantis (right) and Georgios Aliprantis (left)
with different spezial awards on the table
Photo: Book "Olympische Siege, Sportverlag Berlin"
olympic award 1906

Cup from Georgios Demetriades (1878 - 1941)
source: Official Report 1906 from Savvadis, page 133
olympic award 1906

Throphy of Hermes carrying the world
presented to the gold medal winner in rope climbing
Georgios Aliprantis

photo: Ingrid O`Neil,
olympic award 1906
Paul Harry Pilgrim (USA)
winner 400m and 800 m
with cups and laurel wreaths
olympic award 1906

Silver Plaque won by Martin J. Sheridan
for throwing the disucus (free style, 1. place)
Special thanks to Stratos Klimou for his support:

Postage Stamps

14 special stamps were 
published 1906
There are no postage stamps from other countries!
First Day:   25. March 1906
Engraver: Perkins, Bacon & Co.

1906 5


Numbers of visitors:  about  300.000
ticket olympic games 1906 athens
Panathenean Stadium
11,8 x 8,4 cm


There are 7 Vignettes known

1906 2

Picture Postcards

Some Examples
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