Seller: talos-artifacts (1,468) 100%, Location: Athens, Greece, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 321158534959 Condition: New, Handmade Item!, Material: Bronze, Provenance: Ownership History Not Available, Details: OLIVE WREATH - KOTINOS PRIZE The olive wreath also known as kotinos was the prize for the winner at the ancient Olympic Games. It was an olive branch, of thewild- olive tree that grew at Olympia, intertwined to form a circle or a horse-shoe. According to Pausanias it was introduced by Heracles as a prize for the running race winner to honour his father Zeus. In the ancient Olympic Games there were no gold, silver, or bronze medals. There was only one winner per event, crowned with an olive wreath made of wild-olive leaves from a sacred tree near the temple of Zeus at Olympia. Olive wreaths were given out during the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens in honor of the ancient tradition, because the games were being held in Greece. All our bronze items, are cast in Greece, using the traditional 'lost wax' method. Each piece is unique. As they are not mass-produced, there will inevitably be slight variations in patination and colouring. The base is made of marble material. Wreath Details: Condition: New, Handmade in Greece. Material: Bronze Height: 24cm (9.4") Width: 26cm (10.2") Weight: 700 g ******** Check Out Our other items For Sale! Buy more items & SAVE ON SHIPPING! Store Policies: Payment We accept Paypal and we'll ship worldwide! Shipping We Offer Shipping Discounts for multiple purchase. For the second item we offer 20% discount. For major orders we can give you additional discount. Legal notice to all international order: We are not responsible for customs duties and taxes that may be charged on international orders. Please email us for more information.(212100220101) Customer Service & Return Policies All items are returnable(except the bronze items) within 14 days of the shipping date for a full money back guarantee (excluding shipping charges). If you are not satisfied with an item, you may exchange it or receive a full refund if it is returned in its original condition and packaging. In the event that the item is unavailable for replacement, a refund will be processed. If we feel that the return policy is being abused we reserve the right to refuse any exchange, credit or refund. Refunds will be processed via the method used for payment unless another method is requested. 14 Days 100% Money Back Guarantee If you are not satisfied with the product. No questions asked! We'll be very glad if you Visit our Store and have a look of our other items For Sale!