Object Detail

Object Name
Copper participation medal for 1968 Mexico City Olympics.

An inspired design on a square plaque, inscribed as if with glyphs in Meso-American style. One of these medals was given to each Olympic athlete, including each rower.

The obverse has five horizontal rows, the top three and bottom rows divided into five panels, each of the panels with a design symbolising a sport (rowing, the second panel from the left on the bottom row, is shown by four blades above water), and the fourth row inscribed "Mexico" with the five rings. The reverse is inscribed "Juegos de la XIX Olimpiada" between ruled lines extended from "Mexico" panel on other side of medal.

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
The Tom Weil Collection/Rowing
Associated Person
Associated Date
Associated Period
20th century
Associated Event
Olympic Games Mexico, 1968