Union County Track & Field Meet medal awarded to Eulace Peacock

Manufactured by
Loren Murchison & Company, American
Received by
Peacock, Eulace, American, 1914 - 1996
Date
ca. 1930
Medium
gold and metal
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 1 1/2 × 1 5/16 × 1/8 in. (3.9 × 3.4 × 0.3 cm)
H x W x D (medal): 1 3/8 × 1 5/16 × 1/8 in. (3.5 × 3.4 × 0.3 cm)
Description
Union County Meet Track and Field gold medal for the Running Broad Jump event awarded to Eulace Peacock. The medal is gold colored and clover shaped. The obverse of the medal has a relief circular frame outlined with three (3) bands. In the center is relief bust depiction of the Greek god, Hermes, depicted profile, facing the left side of the medal. Hermes is wearing a winged helmet and a relief sunburst pattern surrounds him. Printed in relief around the edges of the medal is the text, [UNION / COUNTY] at the top and [TRACK & FIELD MEET] on the bottom. On the reverse of the medal, at the top center, is engraved text that reads [H.S.A. / RUN. BROAD JUMP]. Along the bottom edge is a stamped maker’s mark that reads, [MURCHISON / NEWARK NJ / 1/10 GF.].
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
Classification
Awards and Medals
Type
medals
Topic
Athletes
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
A2014.63.105.1.108
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
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