Union County athletics medal awarded to Eulace Peacock

Manufactured by
Bradshaw, American
Issued by
Union County, American
Received by
Peacock, Eulace, American, 1914 - 1996
Medium
sterling silver and metal with silk, dye and thread
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 3 1/16 × 1 3/8 × 1/4 in. (7.8 × 3.5 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (pin): 1/4 × 1 3/8 × 1/4 in. (0.7 × 3.5 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (ribbon): 1 1/4 × 1 5/16 × 3/16 in. (3.2 × 3.3 × 0.4 cm)
H x W x D (medal): 1 9/16 × 1 1/8 × 1/8 in. (4 × 2.8 × 0.2 cm)
Type
pins (fasteners)
medals
Place made
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Place used
Union County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date
1933
Description
A Union County athletics medal awarded to Eulace Peacock in 1933. The medal consists of a gold toned bar pin holding a red and white striped ribbon. 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 silver colored, rectangular medal held in place with two (2) jump rings. In the center of the obverse of the medal is a relief depiction of a male athlete kneeling in front of a Greek goddess. The athlete, depicted on the right, is kneeling in profile, facing the goddess depicted on the left edge of the medal. He is kneeling on his proper right knee. His proper left foot is planted and he rests his proper left arm on his thigh. His head is slightly bowed. The goddess is standing in profile with her proper left leg held slightly forward. She is a wearing flowing dress that covers one shoulder. Her proper right hand is extended holding a laurel wreath over the head of the athlete. Engraved text below reads [ATHLETICS]. The center of the reverse of the medal is inscribed [1933 / EULACE PEACOCK]. There is a stamp on the bottom edge of the medal that reads [STERLING].
Topic
African American
Athletes
Children
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.63.105.1.97
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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