10: A Greek memorial medal to Charilaos Trikoupis dated
A Greek memorial medal to Charilaos Trikoupis dated 1896, in gilt with portrait to obverse Charilaos Trikoupis was a member of the Greek Government and prominent in a group of politicians who were resoundingly opposed to the revival of the Olympic Games in 1896. Instead of an athletic Olympic Games Trikoupis had argued for Greece to hold Agro-Industrial competitions at the Zappeion Hall. Trikoupis's political arguments were not to prevail and the Zappeion became the first indoor venue in Olympic history where the fencing competition was held, and was also part of the first Olympic Village. Coincidentally, Charilaos Trikoupis died during the first week of competition at the 1896 Athens Olympic Games.