This Is What A $868,000 Cup Looks Like

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.

Here are the full details of the cup from Christie’s >

1896 marathon cup from christie's

Photo: Christie’s

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