American Italian Universities New York medal awarded to Eulace Peacock

Manufactured by
Dieges & Clust, American, founded 1898
Issued by
American Italian Universities New York, American
Received by
Peacock, Eulace, American, 1914 - 1996
Medium
silver and metal with silk, dye and thread
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 2 15/16 × 1 3/8 × 5/16 in. (7.4 × 3.5 × 0.8 cm)
H x W x D (pin): 5/16 × 1 3/8 × 5/16 in. (0.8 × 3.5 × 0.8 cm)
H x W x D (ribbon): 2 3/4 × 1 5/16 × 1/16 in. (7 × 3.4 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (medal): 1 7/16 × 1 5/16 × 1/8 in. (3.6 × 3.3 × 0.3 cm)
Type
pins (fasteners)
medals
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place used
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1934
Description
American Italian Universities New York silver medal for the 200 Meters Run event awarded to Eulace Peacock in 1934. The medal consists of a gold toned pin holding a red, white, and blue ribbon and a green, white, and red ribbon attached to a silver medal. The pin has a “C” clasp closure on the back and a bar that hold the ribbons. The ribbons are crimped to the front of the bar at each corner. Attached to the bottom of the ribbon is a round, silver colored medal held in place with a jump ring. The obverse of the medal is edged with a concentric circle. In the center of the medal is a relief depiction of two (2) men in boxing shorts, standing side-by-side with a shield in the center between them. The men grip a torch centered above the shield with one hand. With their opposite hands, the men each hold a laurel wreath by their sides. Rays of light extend from the lit torch. The shield is split down the middle with the American flag depicted on the left, and the Kingdom of Italy flag, with the arms of Savoy and crown, depicted on the right. Below each wreath is a banner with relief text. The banner on the left reads, [AMERICAN], and the banner on the right reads, [ITALIAN]. The men are standing on a rectangular platform with relief text that reads, [UNIVERSITIES]. Below is additional text printed in relief that reads, [NEW YORK / 1934], above two decorative laurel sprigs. On the reverse of the medal, engraved in the center, is text that reads [200 METERS RUN / 1934]. Along the bottom edge is a stamped maker’s mark for Dieges & Clust, an eagle’s head in profile above three spearhead shaped banners with the text [D], [&], and [C] stamped inside each banner. Below is the text, [STERLING / DIEGES & CLUST].
Topic
African American
Athletes
Education
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.63.105.1.13
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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