1924 Paris Olympics – Rugby, commemorative ashtray (cendrier)

Nice souvenir ashtray of the 8th Olympics. In the middle, player throwing rugby ball, in background rugby scrum in front of goal.

‘VIIIeme OLYMPIADE PARIS 1924’

At the 1924 Summer Olympics held in Paris, United States rugby team won the gold medal, beating France in an upset in front of a partisan crowd.

Made of pewter.

Break in outside loop lower left. Tarnished.

15 x 8,50 cm

166 gms.

 

The 1924 Summer Olympics (French: Les Jeux olympiques d'été de 1924), officially known as the Games of the VIII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1924 in Paris, France.

Nations        44
Athletes       3,089 (2,954 men, 135 women)
Events         126 in 17 sports (23 disciplines)
Opening      4 May
Closing        27 July
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