Knights of Columbus athletic medal awarded to Eulace Peacock

Manufactured by
Dieges & Clust, American, founded 1898
Issued by
Received by
Peacock, Eulace, American, 1914 - 1996
Medium
silver and metal with silk, dye, thread and gemstone
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 3 1/16 × 1 7/16 × 1/4 in. (7.7 × 3.6 × 0.7 cm)
H x W x D (pin): 1/4 × 1 7/16 × 1/4 in. (0.7 × 3.7 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (ribbon): 1 3/8 × 1 7/16 × 3/16 in. (3.5 × 3.6 × 0.5 cm)
H x W x D (medal): 1 5/8 × 1 1/8 × 1/8 in. (4.1 × 2.9 × 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
1936
Description
Columbus Council No. 126 Knights of Columbus Athletic medal for the Sprint Series Invitation event awarded to Eulace Peacock in 1936. The medal consists of a gold colored bar pin holding a red and gold ribbon attached to a medal. The gold tone pin is rectangular shaped with a “C” clasp closure on the back. The ribbon is crimped to the front of the bar at each corner. Attached to the bottom of the ribbon is an octagonal, silver colored medal held in place with two (2) jump rings. The obverse of the medal has a relief rectangular frame with stepped and scrolled corners. Centered inside the frame is a relief depiction of a shield. The shield is divided into four (4) quadrants. The top left quadrant of the shield depicts a castle and the top right, a lion in profile rearing on his hind paws. The bottom left quadrant has three (3) spearheads, clouds, and rain. The bottom right quadrant has five (5) anchors. Around the shield is a round banner with relief text that reads, [COLUMBUS COUNCIL No 126 K. OF C.] and a banner below that reads, [ATHLETIC MEET]. At the bottom of the medal are two (2) laurel branches below a round, pink gemstone. On the reverse of the medal, engraved in the center, is text that reads [SPRINT SERIES / INVITATION / 1936]. Along the bottom edge is a stamped maker’s mark for Dieges & Clust that reads, [DIEGES & CLUST STERLING].
Topic
African American
Athletes
Fraternal organizations
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.63.105.1.37
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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