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Summer Games London 1908 Medal

On the obverse, two female figures placing a laurel crown on the head of a young victorious athlete, with, in the bottom half, the inscription ÔÇťOLYMPIC GAMES LONDON 1908".

On the reverse, the figure of St George, patron saint of England. Legend says that he was a fighting saint who slew a dragon to free a princess.
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Olympic Opening

27th April 1908: Norwegian and Swedish competitors march past the Royal Box during the opening ceremony of the 1908 London Olympics. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Ray Ewry

23rd July 1908: Ray Ewry of the USA in action during the Standing High Jump event at the 1908 London Olympics, for which he won the gold medal. He also won a gold medal for the Standing Long Jump. He dominated these discontinued events and the discontinued Standing Triple Jump, winning eight Olympic gold medals between 1900 and 1908, and two more at the 'Intercalated' Olympics of 1906. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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Henry Taylor

6th July 1908: British swimmer Henry Taylor, who won the 400 metre race at the London Olympic Games at White City, with his trainer. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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Martin Sheridan

Martin Sheridan of the USA preparing for the standing long jump event during a practice session at the 1908 London Olympics. Martin Sheridan won a silver medal at the 1906 Olympics at Athens and bronze medal at 1908 London Olympics. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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Olympic Archers

15th July 1908: Women archers participating in the National Round (60 yards -50 yards) at the 1908 London Olympics, which was won by Sybil 'Queenie' Newall of Great Britain. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

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