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Olympians 1969 favor charm

ID Number: 2008.0160.16
Title: Olympians 1969 favor charm
Title Type: assigned
Item Status: Permanent Collection     Legal Status: Permanent Collection
Object Name: pendants (jewelry)
Collection Type: Personal Accessories
Carnival Materials
Artist/Maker: Kern, Blaine S., Sr., b. ca. 1927 (medalist) -- More information
Date: Created for 1969
Process/Technique: Gold plated .835 silver
gold plating (process)
Materials: Silver alloy
gold alloy
Diameter: 1 1/4 inches Height in inches: 1 3/8 inches
Object Description Carnival favor doubloon charm given at the 1969 Krewe of Olympians ball. The obverse shows the krewe's "O" monogram and a leaf motif with the year "1904." when the Krewe was founded. The reverse design shows a circus scene with a bear, a clown, a seal balancing a ball, an elephant with a female rider, and the date. The theme that year was "Le Cirque Olympique."
Extent: 1 item
Acq. Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Mary Lynn Hyde
Inscription(s): Struck positioned obverse center
"Olympians / 1904 / O / New Orleans"
Struck positioned around image on reverse
"Le Cirque Olympique / BK / 835 [?] / 1969"
Collection Theme(s): Carnival Organizations
Carnival-Mardi Gras
Local Life and Customs
Subjects: Carnival souvenirs.
Circus performers -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Jewelry -- United States.
Kern, Blaine S., Sr., b. ca. 1927 -- More information
Krewe of Olympians -- More information
Balls (parties)
Condition: Excellent
Other Number: Tracking Number T080401.3972.16

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