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Amateur Athletic Union medal awarded to Eulace Peacock

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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
metal with silk, dye and thread
H x W x D (overall): 3 11/16 × 1 13/16 × 1/4 in. (9.3 × 4.6 × 0.7 cm)
H x W x D (pin): 3/8 × 1 3/4 × 3/16 in. (0.9 × 4.4 × 0.4 cm)
H x W x D (ribbon): 1 11/16 × 1 5/8 × 5/16 in. (4.3 × 4.2 × 0.8 cm)
H x W x D (medal): 1 15/16 × 1 13/16 × 3/16 in. (4.9 × 4.6 × 0.4 cm)
pins (fasteners)
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) gold medal for the 60 Meters Run event awarded to Eulace Peacock in 1939. 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 [60 METERS RUN / ‘39]. There is maker's mark printed in relief on the bottom edge of the medal that reads [DIEGES & CLUST].
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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