|Louis, Spyridon (1873-1940) was a Greek water-seller and shepherd, who became a national hero in the first modern Olympic Games, held in Athens in 1896, when he won the marathon (40 km) event in 2 hours 58 minutes 50 seconds. Having achieved this feat he returned to his village of Maroussi and did not run competitively again.
The coin portraits Spiros Louis between two rows of trees, the Tomb of Marathon in the background and the words "Olympic Champion Spyros Louis"
Diameter - 28.5mm
Thickness - 1.98mm
Weight - 9.54gr