Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

1924 Paris Olympic Silver Medal of Carl T. Osburn

 


Obverse view of Silver Medal from the 1924 Paris Summer Olympics

Title: Olympic Silver Medal of Carl T. Osburn from the 1924 Paris Olympics
Accession #: NHHC 2000-158-26
Circa: 1924
Size: 2.35"
Medium: Silver
Location: Headquarters Artifact Collection, Naval History and Heritage Command

On the obverse stands a nude victorious athlete, taking the hand of his defeated rival, assisting him to rise from his position on the ground. Under the image appears the Olympic rings.

The only medal Carl T. Osburn received in the 1924 Olympics was this silver in the 600m Free Rifle.


Reverse view of Silver Medal from the 1924 Paris Summer Olympics

On the reverse, an arch is formed by the various sports equipment utilized in both the summer and winter games. A harp at the lower left represents the cultural program of the Games. Below the arch is the inscription VIIIeme OLYMPIADE PARIS 1924. CT OSBURN is stamped into the medal below the year. 

Published: Fri Aug 10 09:18:38 EDT 2018