This is Breal’s Silver Cup. It was given to the winner of the marathon at the first modern-day Olympics in 1896.
Last night, it sold for $868,000 at an auction in London, Reuters reports. It was purchased by the the Stavros Niarchos Foundation — which plans to keep it in a museum in Athens.
The sale broke the world record for most expensive piece of Olympic memorabilia.
It’s unclear if it also broke the record for most expensive cup.
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