Amateur Athletic Union medal awarded to Eulace Peacock

Manufactured by
Dieges & Clust, American, founded 1898
Issued by
Amateur Athletic Union, American, founded 1888
Received by
Peacock, Eulace, American, 1914 - 1996
H x W x D: 2 1/4 × 1 3/4 × 3/16 in. (5.7 × 4.5 × 0.5 cm)
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) gold medal for the 100 Meter Run event awarded to Eulace Peacock in 1934. The medal is round, gold colored, and has a bezel attached to 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 [100 METER RUN / 1934]. There is maker's mark printed in relief on the bottom edge of the medal that reads [DIEGES & CLUST].
African American
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
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