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
Subject of
California State University, Fresno, American, founded 1911
Medium
bronze and metal with silk, dye and thread
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 3 1/2 × 1 13/16 × 3/16 in. (8.9 × 4.6 × 0.4 cm)
H x W x D (pin): 3/8 × 1 3/4 × 3/16 in. (0.9 × 4.4 × 0.4 cm)
H x W x D (bar): 1/2 × 1 11/16 × 1/16 in. (1.3 × 4.3 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (ribbon): 1 5/8 × 1 9/16 × 3/8 in. (4.1 × 4 × 1 cm)
H x W x D (medal): 1 3/4 × 1 15/16 × 3/16 in. (4.5 × 5 × 0.5 cm)
Type
pins (fasteners)
medals
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place used
Fresno, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
1940
Description
Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) bronze medal for the 100 Meter Run event awarded to Eulace Peacock in 1940. The medal consists of a bronze colored pin holding a red, white, and blue ribbon attached to a bronze medal. The bronze pin is rectangular shaped with a safety pin closure on the back as well as another pin below that holds the ribbon. The front of the pin is a small relief frame with text that reads [CHAMPIONSHIP]. Below the pin is a red, white, and blue ribbon. Relief text printed on a bronze bar, attached to the ribbon below the pin, reads [19 40 / FRESNO STATE COLLAGE / FRESNO CAL.]. The ribbon is looped through the back bottom pin and held in place with thread. Attached to the bottom of the ribbon is a round, bronze colored medal held in place with 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 [5TH PLACE / 100 METERS RUN]. There is maker's mark printed in relief on the bottom edge of the medal that reads [DIEGES & CLUST].
Topic
African American
Athletes
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.63.105.1.8
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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