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Jumping Weight (Halter)

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Jumping Weight (Halter)
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Photo Comments

This is one of two stone weights which were held in the hands of athletes executing the long jump.  The right side of the “halter,” where the carved handle was located, is broken off.  Halters were used to assist in increasing distance in the long jump.

Note the Greek inscription.

 

For another view of a Jumping Weight at the Olympus Museum Click Here.