University of Pennsylvania Relay Carnival medal awarded to Eulace Peacock

Designed by
McKenzie, Robert Tait, Canadian, 1867 - 1938
Manufactured by
Medallic Art Company, Ltd., American, founded 1903
Issued by
University of Pennsylvania, American, founded 1740
Received by
Peacock, Eulace, American, 1914 - 1996
Subject of
Franklin, Benjamin, American, 1706 - 1790
gold alloy and metal with silk (textile) , dye and thread
H x W x D (overall): 3 1/16 × 1 1/2 × 1/4 in. (7.7 × 3.8 × 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 × 3.4 × 0.5 cm)
H x W x D (medal): 1 5/8 × 1 1/2 × 1/8 in. (4.1 × 3.8 × 0.3 cm)
pins (fasteners)
Awards and Medals
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
University of Pennsylvania Relay Carnival gold medal for the One Mile Relay event awarded to Eulace Peacock in 1933. The medal consists of a gold toned bar pin holding a red and blue striped ribbon. The pin has a “C” clasp closure on the back and a bar that holds the ribbon. The ribbon is looped over the bar and stitched into place with thread. Attached to the bottom of the ribbon is a round, gold colored medal held in place with two (2) jump rings threaded through the bezel at the top of the medal and the bottom of the ribbon. On the obverse of the medal is a relief depiction Benjamin Franklin in profile, seated in his library chair on a dais, facing a line of four (4) nude, male runners. Franklin is wearing an 18th century frock coat and cravat. He is depicted in profile shaking the first runner’s hand with his proper right hand and holding a laurel branch in his proper left hand. The runners are all depicted in profile facing Franklin. The runner at the front of the line is depicted with his proper left foot resting on the dais and his proper left hand resting on his thigh. The runner’s proper right hand is extended and shaking Benjamin Franklin’s hand. The second runner is leaning against the first runner’s back and has his proper left hand resting on the shoulder of the first runner. The third runner is depicted with his arms crossed over his chest and his proper left foot held slightly forward. The fourth runner is depicted with his proper left foot held slightly forward. He is holding a baton in his proper right hand behind his back. Relief text at the top of the medal reads [RELAY CARNIVAL / FOUNDED 1895]. Relief text at the bottom of the medal reads [UNIVERSITY / OF PENNSYLVANIA]. On the reverse of the medal, at the top center, is engraved text that reads, [HIGH SCHOOLS / ONE MILE RELAY / 1933]. Along the bottom edge is a stamped maker’s mark that reads, [MEDALLIO / ART CO. / NEW YORK / GOLD / FILLED].
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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