Membership Medal: International Union for Modern Pentathlon


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Artifact Identification Membership Medal: International Union for Modern Pentathlon   (1977.01.0048)
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  5. Status Symbols
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 1967
Culture Swedish

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 10.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 5 cm
Dimension 3 (Width) 3.5 cm
Weight 58 g
Measuring Remarks Largest dimension is the length of the entire piece. Second largest dimension is the width of the medal. Third largest dimension is the width of the ribbon.
Materials metal--gold, textile
Manufacturing Processes Cast, inscribing
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description

MODERN PENTATHLON: The idea of 'five contests' to test the all-around athlete has survived from Greek games, but the events have changed. Instead of the foot race, discus throw, jump, javelin throw, and wrestling match of the ancient pentathlon, athletes are now tested in shooting, swimming, fencing, riding and running. The modern event was introduced in Stockholm in 1912.

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O. H. Dodson, "Olympic Medals at the University of Illinois," TAMS Journal (Tecumseh, MI), pp. 162-8 (photo p. 163).

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Avery Brundage Collection
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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