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U.S. National Collegiate Athletic Association medal awarded to Eulace Peacock

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Issued by
National Collegiate Athletic Association, American and Canadian, founded 1906
Received by
Peacock, Eulace, American, 1914 - 1996
Medium
sterling silver on metal with silk (textile) , dye and thread
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall (medal and ribbon)): 3 5/16 × 1 7/16 × 1/4 in. (8.4 × 3.7 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (pin): 1/8 × 1 5/16 × 1/4 in. (0.3 × 3.4 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (ribbon): 1 9/16 × 1 5/16 × 1/4 in. (3.9 × 3.4 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (medal): 1 1/2 × 1 7/16 × 1/16 in. (3.8 × 3.7 × 0.2 cm)
Type
pins (fasteners)
medals
Place used
Berkeley, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
1937
Description
National Collegiate Athletic Association fifth place medal for the Broad Jump event awarded to Eulace Peacock in 1937. The medal consists of a gold toned pin holding a red, white, and blue ribbon attached to a silver colored medal. The pin has a “c” clasp closure on the back and a bar that hold 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, silver colored medal with wavy edges, held in place with two (2) jump rings. On the obverse of the medal is relief depiction of a nude male athlete, depicted in three quarters profile, facing the right edge of the medal. His proper left arm is extended in front of him and he is holding a laurel branch. His proper right arm is held at his side. Next to him, also depicted in profile, is a bald eagle perched on a column decorated with the United States flag’s stars and stripes. The eagle’s wings are extended. Relief text printed on the left side of the medal reads [U.S.] and relief text on the right reads [NATIONAL / COLLEGIATE / ATHLETIC / ASSOCIATION]. The edges of the medal are decorated with scroll and floral embellishments. On the reverse of the medal, at the top center, is engraved text that reads [THIRD PLACE / BROAD JUMP]. Below is relief text that reads [HELD AT / EDWARDS FIELD / UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA / BEREKLEY / 1937]. Below the text is a relief depiction of a laurel wreath tied together with a bow. Above the wreath’s center knot is the relief mark, [J&W. S.F.].
Topic
African American
Athletes
Education
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.63.105.1.117
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Awards and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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