Summer Games Montreal 1976 Medal
On the obverse, the traditional goddess of victory, holding a palm in her left hand and a winner’s crown in her right. A design used since the <a href="http://www.olympic.org/amsterdam-1928-summer-olympics" target="_blank">1928 Games in Amsterdam</a>, created by Florentine artist Giuseppe Cassioli (ITA - 1865-1942) and chosen after a competition organised by the International Olympic Committee in 1921. For these Games, the figure of victory is accompanied by the specific inscription: “<a href="http://www.olympic.org/montreal-1976-summer-olympics" target="_blank">XXIe Olympiade Montréal 1976</a>”.<br /><br /> The reverse was designed as intentionally bare. It comprises a stylized laurel crown, symbol of victory since the Games of Antiquity, and the emblem of the 1976 Games in Montréal.