skip to content

On the obverse, the ancient horse and rider emblem of the Equestrian Games in Stockholm accompanied by the specific inscription “XVI OLYMPIADENS RYTTARTAVLINGAR 1956 STOCKHOLM” . The obverse was designed by John Sjösvard.

On the reverse, the Olympic rings with a superimposed torch, a composition based on the design by the Greek artist Vasos Falireas (1905-1979) and approved by the International Olympic Committee. In the background "OLYMΓIA". Around the design, the motto "CITIUS ALTIUS FORTIUS" and the inscription "JEUX OLYMPIQUES".

Designer: Vasos FALIREUS; John SJÖSVARD
Composition: 1st Place (Gilt silver), 2nd Place (Silver), 3rd Place (Bronze)
Diameter: 50 mm
Mint: Lagerströms Fabriks AB


back to top Fr