On the campus of Colorado College, adjacent to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Closed Sunday & Monday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Honoring the History, Ideals and Pageantry of the World's finest athletic event.
To mark the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro this summer, the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum unveiled the exhibit, The Olympic Games – History and Numismatics. The
exhibit showcases the wide range of numismatic objects and memorabilia
honoring the Olympic Games from their ancient beginnings to the modern
revival. Notable artifacts include rare Syracusan dekadrachms, a 1936
Berlin Summer Olympics bronze medallion, a complete set of award medals
from the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics and 2002 Salt Lake City Winter
Olympics, plus participation medals, torches and even a few mascots. The
exhibit runs through March 2017.
Silver tetradrachm, Macedon (Amphipolis), 364/3 B.C. British Museum Electrotype. Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo facing right. Reverse: Race torch center. AMΦ-IΠO-ΛIT-EΩN around raised linear square enclosing torch.
Gold stater, Macedon, Philip II, c. 340-328 B.C. Obverse: Head of Apollo facing right. Reverse: Chariot racing to right, “FILIPPOU” below.