Athens 1896

Olympic Torch
Date of appearance: 1896
Theme: Olympic games
Tags: olympicgames, olympic

Olympics/Athletics A replica Bronze processional torch, Athens 1896 Cast patinated bronze classical form, in three parts; a short handle with incised lines and pommel, a disc guard inscribed on the top surface Olympia 776BC 1896 and a fluted torch with decorated rim. 15.3ins (38.5cm) FOOTNOTES Although no torch relay, or lighting ceremony took place in 1896, Bronze processional torches were employed at the beginning and end of each day's events.

Athens 1896