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Silver medal from the XIV Olympiad, won at the 1948 Olympic games in London, England by Yugoslavian footballer Stjepan Bobek. Medal's obverse bears a relief of the goddess Victory as she holds a winner's crown, accompanied by the inscription, ''XIVth / Olympiad / London 1948''. Reverse bears a relief of an Olympian carried through a crowd, the Olympic stadium in the background. Measures 2'' in diameter, and weighs 69 grams. Near fine condition. Medal is accompanied by the original blue leather case reading ''The / Olympic Games / London / 1948''; interior satin lining has the name of the minting company, John Pinches of London. Case measures 3.25'' square. Heavy wear to case with rear hinge partially detached.

Considered Yugoslavia's greatest football player, Stjepan Bobek was part of the national team that took home silver at the 1948 games. His striking ability led his team to a second place victory, scoring the only goal in the final match against Sweden. Bobek would later become a successful football manager with the Macedonian club Vardar, where he met the consignor's grandfather Nikola Mateski, who worked for the club. The two men became best friends and Bobek eventually gifted Mateski the medal. With an LOA from the consignor. Medal is one of only 136 silver medals to be awarded at the 1948 games.
Silver Medal From the 1948 Summer Olympics -- Awarded to Yugoslavian Football Striker Stjepan BobekSilver Medal From the 1948 Summer Olympics -- Awarded to Yugoslavian Football Striker Stjepan BobekSilver Medal From the 1948 Summer Olympics -- Awarded to Yugoslavian Football Striker Stjepan BobekSilver Medal From the 1948 Summer Olympics -- Awarded to Yugoslavian Football Striker Stjepan Bobek
Silver Medal From the 1948 Summer Olympics -- Awarded to Yugoslavian Football Striker Stjepan Bobek
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