New Jersey Association Championship medal awarded to Eulace Peacock

Manufactured by
Loren Murchison & Company, American
Issued by
New Jersey Association, American
Received by
Peacock, Eulace, American, 1914 - 1996
Medium
gold on sterling silver with silk, dye and thread
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 2 13/16 × 1 1/2 × 5/16 in. (7.2 × 3.8 × 0.8 cm)
H x W x D (pin): 1/4 × 1 3/8 × 1/4 in. (0.7 × 3.5 × 0.7 cm)
H x W x D (ribbon): 1 1/16 × 1 3/8 × 5/16 in. (2.7 × 3.5 × 0.8 cm)
H x W x D (medal): 1 5/8 × 1 1/2 × 1/8 in. (4.1 × 3.8 × 0.3 cm)
Type
pins (fasteners)
medals
Place made
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Place used
New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date
1940
Description
New Jersey Association Championship first place medal awarded for the 220 Yard event to Eulace Peacock in 1940. The medal consists of a gold toned pin holding a red and orange ribbon attached to a gold toned medal. The pin has a “C” clasp closure on the back and a bar that holds 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, gold colored medal held in place with a jump ring. The obverse of the medal is edged with a concentric circle. A relief, winged Goddess of Victory is centrally depicted. She is depicted in full length wearing a dress that drapes from her shoulders and pools behind her. She is standing with her proper left foot held slightly forward and both arms raised. She holds laurel branches in both hands and her wings are extended behind her. Around the edge of the medal is relief text that reads [NEW JERSEY ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP], divided by three (3) stars. To the right of the figure is a horseshoe shaped emblem of two entwined letters, [AA], and the relief text [U.S.] below. The reverse of the medal printed in relief around the sides and bottom of the medal is a laurel leaf wreath. At the top is a relief of the official state seal of New Jersey, featuring two female figures standing on either side of a shield decorated with three plows. There is forwarding facing helmet above the shield, and above the helmet is a horse’s head depicted in profile. Below is a banner with three folds. Printed on the folds are the New Jersey state motto, [LIBERTY &], [PROSPERITY], and the date of New Jersey’s statehood, [1776], on the fold below. The female figure on the left is the goddess Liberty. She holds a staff topped with the liberty cap in her proper right hand. The female figure on the right is the goddess Ceres, who holds a cornucopia filled with agricultural products in her proper left hand. In the center is a stamp that reads [1940 / 1ST] and a second stamp below that reads, [220 YD.]. Along the bottom edge of the medal is a stamped maker’s mark that reads [STERLING / G.P. / MURCHISON / NEWARK].
Topic
African American
Athletes
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.63.105.1.55
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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