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New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association medal

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
Loren Murchison & Company, American  Search this
Issued by:
New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, American, founded 1918  Search this
Received by:
Eulace Peacock, American, 1914 - 1996  Search this
Medium:
gold and metal with silk, dye, thread and enamel
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 2 13/16 × 1 7/16 × 1/4 in. (7.2 × 3.6 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (pin): 1/4 × 1 7/16 × 1/4 in. (0.7 × 3.6 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (ribbon): 1 5/16 × 1 5/16 × 1/4 in. (3.3 × 3.3 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (medal): 1 7/16 × 1 5/16 × 1/8 in. (3.6 × 3.4 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
pins (fasteners)
medals
Place made:
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1931
Description:
New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association gold medal awarded for the Running Broad Jump event to Eulace Peacock in 1931. The medal consists of a gold toned pin holding a red, white, and blue ribbon attached to a gold toned medal. The pin has a tension closure on the back and a bar that holds the ribbon. The ribbon is crimped to the front of the bar on either side. Attached to the bottom of the ribbon is a round medal with wavy edges, held in place with a jump ring. The obverse of the medal is edged with two concentric black enamel circles. In the center is a relief depiction of the official state seal of New Jersey, featuring two female figures standing on either side of a shield decorated with three plows. There is forwarding facing helmet above the shield, and above the helmet is a horse’s head depicted in profile. Below is a banner with three folds. Printed on the folds are the New Jersey state motto, [LIBERTY &], [PROSPERITY], and the date of New Jersey’s statehood, [1776], on the fold below. The female figure on the left is the goddess Liberty. She holds a staff topped with the liberty cap in her proper right hand. The female figure on the right is the goddess Ceres, who holds a cornucopia filled with agricultural products in her proper left hand. Above the seal is the relief text [N.J.S.I.A.A.], and below, [CHAMPIONSHIP]. The reverse of the medal has relief text printed in printed in the center that reads [1931 / TRACK AND FIELD]. Below is engraved text that reads [H.S.B. / RUN. B.J.]. Along the bottom edge of the medal is a stamped maker’s mark that reads [MURCHISON / NEWARK NJ / 1/10 GF].
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Children  Search this
Education  Search this
Sports  Search this
Track and field  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
A2014.63.105.1.60
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53f287f95-eff2-460b-8fe8-fec8c9e73159
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_A2014.63.105.1.60