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Obverse - '11th Olympiad Berlin 1936' - winged Victory with laurel palm and winners crown.
Jesse Owens Berlin Gold medal
One of the four historic gold medal that Jesse Owens won during the notorious 1936 Berlin Olympics has emerged for sale for the very first time for a whopping £1.6m ($2m)
Owens won four medals in a golden riposte to the watching Nazi high command during the games throwing the idea of Aryan supremacy back into Hitler’s face.
Of the quartet of prizes - awarded for the 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump and 4×100-meter relay - only one has ever been sold before.
The award is going under the hammer with Goldin Auctions of Camden County, New Jersey.