Amateur Athletic Union New Jersey medal awarded to Eulace Peacock

Manufactured by
Bradshaw, American
Issued by
Amateur Athletic Union New Jersey District, American
Received by
Peacock, Eulace, American, 1914 - 1996
Medium
metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 1 1/4 × 1 × 3/16 in. (3.1 × 2.5 × 0.4 cm)
Type
medals
Place made
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Place used
Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date
1939
Description
Amateur Athletic Union New Jersey (AAU NJ) gold medal for the 60 yard event awarded to Eulace Peacock in 1939. The medal is pentagonal, gold colored, and has a bezel. The top edge is rounded. The obverse of the medal is edged on each side with four (4) relief lines that frame the central figure. In the center of the medal is a relief depiction of the Greek god Hermes in profile, facing the left edge of the medal. Hermes is depicted from the neck up and is wearing a winged hat. Printed in relief around the central figure is the text [A.A.U], [N. / J.], and [ATHLETIC / DEVELOPMENT]. On the reverse of the medal, stamped at the top and in the center, is text that reads [1939 / 60 YD]. Along the bottom edge is a stamped maker’s mark that reads, [BRADSHAW / NEWARK / N.J.].
Topic
African American
Athletes
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.63.105.1.11
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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