Lot #6007
Paris 1900 Olympics 'Equestrian Judge' Participation Medal

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Equestrian judge participation medal issued for the Paris 1900 Olympics. Silver, 40 mm, 40 gm, by H. Ponscarme. The front features a winged liberty head with "Republique Francaise"; the reverse features "Ministere de l'Agriculture" with tablet over a coat of arms, reading: "Exposition Internat. Hippique de Paris, 1900, Jury." Stamped “Argent” on the edge.

The Paris International Horse Show took place as part of the Exposition Universelle, which played host to that year's Olympics. Sources prior to 1996 often did not list this event as Olympic. The IOC website currently has affirmed a total of 95 medal events, after accepting, as it appears, the recommendation of Olympic historian Bill Mallon regarding events that should be considered 'Olympic.' An uncommon jury medal from this early equestrian competition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Olympic Memorabilia
  • Dates: #613 - Ended July 22, 2021