West Virginia Indoor Games medal awarded to Eulace Peacock

Manufactured by
Balfour, American, founded 1913
Issued by
West Virginia University, American, founded 1867
Received by
Peacock, Eulace, American, 1914 - 1996
Medium
metal with silk (textile) , dye and thread
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 3 3/16 × 1 7/16 × 1/4 in. (8.2 × 3.7 × 0.7 cm)
H x W x D (pin): 1/2 × 1 7/16 × 3/16 in. (1.2 × 3.6 × 0.5 cm)
H x W x D (ribbon): 1 7/16 × 1 5/16 × 1/4 in. (3.7 × 3.4 × 0.7 cm)
H x W x D (medal): 1 9/16 × 1 7/16 × 1/8 in. (4 × 3.7 × 0.3 cm)
Type
pins (fasteners)
medals
Place made
Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Place used
West Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1935
Description
West Virginia Indoor Games first place medal for the Running Broad Jump event awarded to Eulace Peacock in 1935. The medal consists of a gold toned pin holding a yellow and blue striped ribbon. The pin has a “c” clasp closure on the back and a bar that hold the ribbon. The ribbon is looped through the bars and held in place with thread at the bottom corners of the pin. The medal is octagonal, gold colored, and has a round bezel attached to two (2) jump rings. In the center of the obverse of the medal is a relief depiction of a tablet with an athlete in mid-jump. The athlete is depicted in full length facing the left edge of the medal. His proper right arm is extended in front of him and his proper left arm is behind him. His torso is bent and his legs are extended in front of him. A sunburst patterns surrounds the tablet. The medal has an outer band decorated with a floral pattern. At each vertex of the octagon is a fleur-de-lis embellishment. At the bottom of the medal is relief text that reads, [WEST VIRGINIA / INDOOR GAMES / 1935]. The back of the pin is stamped [PAT / BALFOUR / APLD FOR]. On the reverse of the medal, engraved in the center, is text that reads [COLLEGE AND / UNIVERSITY / DIVISION / RUNNING / BROAD JUMP / FIRST]. Along the bottom edge is a stamped maker’s mark that reads, [BALFOUR].
Topic
African American
Athletes
Education
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
A2014.63.105.1.118
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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