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Amateur Athletic Union medal awarded to Eulace Peacock

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
Dieges & Clust, American, founded 1898  Search this
Issued by:
Amateur Athletic Union, American, founded 1888  Search this
Received by:
Eulace Peacock, American, 1914 - 1996  Search this
Medium:
metal with silk, dye and thread
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 3 5/8 × 1 13/16 × 1/4 in. (9.2 × 4.6 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (pin): 5/16 × 1 3/4 × 1/4 in. (0.8 × 4.4 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (ribbon): 1 11/16 × 1 5/16 × 1/4 in. (4.3 × 3.4 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (medal): 1 15/16 × 1 13/16 × 3/16 in. (5 × 4.6 × 0.5 cm)
Type:
pins (fasteners)
medals
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1937
Description:
Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) gold medal for the Pentathlon event awarded to Eulace Peacock in 1937. The medal consists of a gold colored pin holding a red, white, and blue ribbon attached to a gold medal. The gold pin is rectangular shaped with a safety pin closure on the back as well as another pin below that holds the ribbon. The front of the pin is a small relief frame with text that reads [CHAMPIONSHIP]. Below the pin is a red, white, and blue ribbon. It is looped through the back bottom pin and held in place with thread. Attached to the bottom of the ribbon is a round, gold colored medal held in place with a jump ring. The obverse of the medal is edged with two concentric circles. In the center of the medal is a relief depiction of a Greek goddess standing in three quarters profile with her proper right knee resting on a round shield decorated with an eight (8) ray sun motif. Her proper right hand is extended, holding a laurel wreath, and draped over her proper left forearm are two additional wreaths. Printed in relief around the central figure is the text [AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION OF THE UNITED STATES MDCCCLXXXVIII]. The reverse of the medal is also edged with two concentric circles. A relief depiction of a laurel wreath interlaced with sporting equipment runs around almost the full outer edge of the circle. At the top is the text [CHAM] and [PION] divided by a winged cleated shoe. Inscribed in the center of the medal is engraved text that reads [·1937· / PENTATHALON]. There is maker's mark printed in relief on the bottom edge of the medal that reads [DIEGES & CLUST].
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  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:
A2014.63.105.1.6
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/fd5994fb523-13b5-4846-a02e-3b11b4b5ba52
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_A2014.63.105.1.6