1969 south africa rare silver 2nd place medal pendant s.a. spele olympics
Nice to add to your collection Rare Silver Medal Mounted to wear as a Pendant Commemorative 1969 Medal for the 1969 South Africa S.A. Spele Olympic Games Total Weight of medal and Pendant is approx. 36.5 Grams Measures 1 1/2"w Mounted measures approx. 2 3/8"l x 1 7/8"w Hallmarked Silver on Bail and Medal Condition as shown in photos - Has not been cleaned or polished Edge: Plain. Obverse:Leaping springbok, left, torch behind. Below, the Olympic symbol of five interlinked rings. Legend: “GAMES S.A. SPELE”. 1 1/2"w Reverse:A large figure “2” superimposed on the map of South Africa. On an incomplete band around and above, a laurel branch on the left and right and: “1969” at the top. At the foot, outside the band, two crossed Protea flowers. Signed: “P.B” between the stems. The silver medal stamped: “SILVER” to the right. Notes:South Africa was barred from taking part in the 19th Olympic Games in Mexico City, Mexico, during 1968 over South Africa's refusal to condemn apartheid. These games were organised in 1969 as an alternative for South African athletes.
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