Historical German Beer Stein made by Simon Peter Gerz, dated lid, inscription read:
Z. Erg. a.d. Nat. Ol. Spiele
these are short German abbreviations for:
Zum Ergebnis an den Nationalen Olympischen Spiele
For the result in the National Olympic Games
The Summer Olympics of 1912 were held in Stockholm, Sweden, between 5 May and 22 July 1912. Twenty-eight nations and 2,408 competitors, including 48 women, competed in 102 events in 14 sports.
There was only one event that took place on the 14th July which was the men's marathon in which 68 runners from 19 nations competed over a 40.2 kilometer distance.
It was such a hot day that only 35 of the 68 runners made it to the finish line, 33 dropped out due to exhaustion along the route, one of which died.
This Beer Stein was presented to one of the German speaking men of this race, which narrows it down to maybe 4/5 individuals, most likely one of the Austrian athletes. The Stein comes from the German/Austrian border area.
A wonderful historical piece, perfect gift for any passionate runner and Olympic games collector.
In very good condition, little to no signs of wear, clean inside and out. Marked on base with the Gerz logo and mold number 2353. A picture of this model exists in an old Gerz catalog.
Lid opens 3/4 way due to little metal stopper at hinge, could be adjusted if so desired but this is left up to buyer to decide.
Measuring 12.5cm tall (13cm up to lever), 10.5cm body diameter and with a 0.5l internal capacity.
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