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Scarce Antique 1908 Finnish 875 Silver Viestijuoksu (relay race) Jetton with Ribbon by Gustaf Wilhelm Rothmann (ref: 2075)

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This is a scarce antique Finnish silver jetton and ribbon made by Gustaf Wilhelm Rothmann in 1908. I have not seen or been able to find another through my research of the piece.

The jetton is in the shape of a kite and has the date 19 VII 1908 (19th July 1908) engraved on one side, with a flower head and stem. Above the date is (what looks like) AR engraved. Above this is a geometric engraved design.

The other side has this engraved: Viestijuoksu (in Finnish meaning athletics relay race)
There are four initials beneath.

In 1908, the summer Olympics were held in London, whether this jetton has any connection to the Finnish team, I am not sure, I have not been able to find out much about this piece, but the date falls within when the Olympics were on.

The ribbon is in red and yellow (Possible colour connection is Coat of Arms of Finland are in red and yellow). The ribbon is attached to a bar by a link, there are two short chains from the bar to the side edges of the jetton.

The jetton is fully marked with Finnish hallmarks:
GVR is the mark for the maker Gustaf Wilhelm Rothmann
875H is the silver purity mark (875 parts silver per 1000)
Crown mark is the National Mark
There is a town mark for Savonlinna (looks like a sideways E)
C5 which is the Finnish date code for 1908

The actual marks are shown in photo 10 above.

Size: 14.6cm total length approx (top of the ribbon to the lower tip of the jetton)
7.5cm ribbon length approx
6.5cm length (top to bottom) from the bar to the lower tip of the jetton)
5.9cm jetton length (top to bottom)
4.4cm max jetton width

The jetton and ribbon weighs 13.6g

Condition:
There are no dents or bending to the jetton. There are some minor marks, a few light surface scratches in places. There are some minor dinks to the edges in places. The metal bar (which appears to be silver) has some minor wear in places. The ribbon does have a split in the fabric, on the crease, shown in photo 8 above. There is also some general wear etc to the ribbon, see photo 9 above for an example.

Postage / Shipping:
UK by Royal Mail 2nd class signed for, Royal Mail 1st class signed for and special delivery are an optional postage add on.

International by either Royal Mail international tracked, signed or tracked and signed small parcel (depending on buyers country of origin which service will be used).

Please note: I do not ship to PO Boxes (orders with a PO Box as an address will be cancelled), international buyers if you require a different shipping method than Royal Mail, please contact me first for shipping costs, so they can be added as a shipping upgrade, thank you. VAT is not included in the prices shown and I am not VAT registered to collect VAT.
This is a scarce antique Finnish silver jetton and ribbon made by Gustaf Wilhelm Rothmann in 1908. I have not seen or been able to find another through my research of the piece.

The jetton is in the shape of a kite and has the date 19 VII 1908 (19th July 1908) engraved on one side, with a flower head and stem. Above the date is (what looks like) AR engraved. Above this is a geometric engraved design.

The other side has this engraved: Viestijuoksu (in Finnish meaning athletics relay race)
There are four initials beneath.

In 1908, the summer Olympics were held in London, whether this jetton has any connection to the Finnish team, I am not sure, I have not been able to find out much about this piece, but the date falls within when the Olympics were on.

The ribbon is in red and yellow (Possible colour connection is Coat of Arms of Finland are in red and yellow). The ribbon is attached to a bar by a link, there are two short chains from the bar to the side edges of the jetton.

The jetton is fully marked with Finnish hallmarks:
GVR is the mark for the maker Gustaf Wilhelm Rothmann
875H is the silver purity mark (875 parts silver per 1000)
Crown mark is the National Mark
There is a town mark for Savonlinna (looks like a sideways E)
C5 which is the Finnish date code for 1908

The actual marks are shown in photo 10 above.

Size: 14.6cm total length approx (top of the ribbon to the lower tip of the jetton)
7.5cm ribbon length approx
6.5cm length (top to bottom) from the bar to the lower tip of the jetton)
5.9cm jetton length (top to bottom)
4.4cm max jetton width

The jetton and ribbon weighs 13.6g

Condition:
There are no dents or bending to the jetton. There are some minor marks, a few light surface scratches in places. There are some minor dinks to the edges in places. The metal bar (which appears to be silver) has some minor wear in places. The ribbon does have a split in the fabric, on the crease, shown in photo 8 above. There is also some general wear etc to the ribbon, see photo 9 above for an example.

Postage / Shipping:
UK by Royal Mail 2nd class signed for, Royal Mail 1st class signed for and special delivery are an optional postage add on.

International by either Royal Mail international tracked, signed or tracked and signed small parcel (depending on buyers country of origin which service will be used).

Please note: I do not ship to PO Boxes (orders with a PO Box as an address will be cancelled), international buyers if you require a different shipping method than Royal Mail, please contact me first for shipping costs, so they can be added as a shipping upgrade, thank you. VAT is not included in the prices shown and I am not VAT registered to collect VAT.

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HALESWORTH, Suffolk IP19 8BQ
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Scarce Antique 1908 Finnish 875 Silver Viestijuoksu (relay race) Jetton with Ribbon by Gustaf Wilhelm Rothmann (ref: 2075)

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  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Material: Silver
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