Object Detail


Object Name
medal
Description
Bronze participation medal for 1952 Helsinki Olympics; executed in modern, Cubist, geometric style. One of these was given to each Olympic athlete, including each rower.

The obverse is marked "Helsinki 1952" and shows two heads. The reverse is marked "XV Olympia" and shows a man and a woman each holding a torch in their right hands.

Part of the Thomas E. Weil Collection. Thomas E. Weil is a very knowledgeable and respected collector of rowing memorabilia from all over the world. His extensive collection includes material from many years of the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race, and Henley Royal Regatta. He also lectures and writes on rowing history and is a Trustee of the River and Rowing Museum.
Accession No
2003.532.578
Collection
The Tom Weil Collection/Rowing
Associated Person
Associated Date
1952
Associated Period
20th century
Associated Event
Olympic Games Helsinki, 1952
Date
1952

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