A vintage circa 1958 dimensional medallion of a motorcycle racer crafted in solid 18K yellow gold. At the turn of the 20th century, motorcycle racing became a popular spectator sport where “bikes were designed to run fast, and that was about it” - riders were able to reach speeds of more than 100 mph and there were no brakes! This was an exciting time considering people were “accustomed to thinking of horsepower in terms of actual horses.”
Our large motorcyclist charm is beautifully designed with a soft sandblast finish and weighs a substantial 11.9 grams. The back is engraved “MC Dolomiti 1958,” most likely for a member of a motorcycle club and stamped “750” for 18K gold purity marks.
Please read the article published in the Smithsonian Magazine entitled “The Early, Deadly Days of Motorcycle Racing” for more history on the topic of motorcycle racing!
Metal: 18K Yellow Gold
Weight: 11.9 grams
Diameter: 1.3 inches (not including bail)
Condition: In very good vintage condition with some surface wear and scratches consistent with age. Please note the chain in the photos is NOT included with this listing!
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