Rowing - Silver Medal
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Rowing - Silver Medal
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Lot Details
Rowing - Silver Medal
A winner's silver medal and official Olympic Games 1928 blazer badge won by British Olympian, Terrence "Terry" O'Brien in the men's coxless pairs. The circular medal, the obverse depicting a victorious athlete being carried by a crowd, the reverse depicting the Goddess Nike with "IX Olympiade Amsterdam 1928", 55mm., two short spindles soldered to top and bottom, the blue cloth blazer badge embroidered with "Olympic Games 1928 Rowing" and a flying Union Jack flag; together with a framed and glazed portrait of Terry O'Brien (3)


  • Provenance: by descent to the present owner.

    Terry O'Brien was a prominent member of the London Rowing Club, of which he was one time Captain. He was also a member of the Leander Club and won Henley Regatta's coveted Silver Goblets & Nickalls' Challenge Cup in 1927 with rowing partner, Archie Nisbet. At the 1930 British Empire Games he was a member of the English eight which won the gold medal.

    See illustration overleaf.
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