Stadion race was the first and only event of the Olympiad until the 13th Olympiad. The ancient Olympic games consisted of many road race events. We created a collection of small framed relief plaques, depicting sports of the Olympic Games. The depiction of the stadion race is inspired by the representation of the sport on an ancient panathenaic amphora. The relief plaque is made of copper, plated in 24 carats gold solution and it is mounted on a wooden frame. The frame is suitable for hanging and standing, in order to be easier in use.
Dimensions: 14cm x 14cm x 2cm
We have created a series of medals to cover the awarding of the new games called the "Revival of the Pentathlon Games" that took place on the island of Lemnos, in July 2015. Only for this event, we have engraved on the back of each medal the name of the first winner of the first Olympic games that took place in Ancient Greece.
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The ancient Olympic Games had several rumnning events. Τhe "stadion" race was the oldest contest that took place in Ancient Olympia. Until the 13th Olympiad (728 B.C.) when the games lasted for only one day, the Olympics originally contained only the stadion or "stade" race, a short sprint whose length was determined at 600 feet (192.27m), that is one Stade.
The diaulos, or two-stade race, was introduced in 724 BC, during the 14th Olympic games. A third foot race, the dolichos, was introduced in 720 BC. The last running event added to the Olympic program was the hoplitodromos, or "Hoplite race", introduced in 520 BC and traditionally run as the last race of the Olympic Games. The runners would run either a single or double diaulos in full or partial armour, carrying a shield and additionally equipped either with greaves or a helmet.
The panathenaic amphora with the depiction of a running race is kept at the Museo Civico in Bolonia.
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