Verner Weckman’s gold medal from the Intercalated Olympic Games in Athens 1906
Verner Weckman (1882–1968) was the first Finnish Olympic champion. He won gold in the middleweight division of Greco-Roman wrestling at the Intercalated Olympic Games of 1906 in Athens. Weckman took another gold medal at the 1908 Olympic Games in London.
Weckman’s gold medal from Athens 1906 is 50 mm in diameter and weighs 60 g. Actually made of gilded silver, the medal was designed by J. C. Chaplain. The obverse features the god Zeus holding a statuette of the winged goddess of victory, the reverse a view from Acropolis and the text in Greek: International Olympic Games Athens 1906.