Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletics of America medal

Manufactured by
Dieges & Clust, American, founded 1898
Issued by
Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America, American, founded 1876
Received by
Peacock, Eulace, American, 1914 - 1996
Date
1937
Medium
metal
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 2 1/8 × 1 1/8 × 1/4 in. (5.4 × 2.8 × 0.7 cm)
H x W x D (medal): 1 11/16 × 1 1/8 × 1/8 in. (4.3 × 2.8 × 0.3 cm)
Description
Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletics of America medal for the Special Commemorative Sprint Series event awarded to Eulace Peacock in 1937. The medal is rectangular, gold colored, and has a bezel attached to two (2) jump rings. The obverse of the medal has a relief depiction of a classical sculpture of a nude athlete depicted mid-throw. The male athlete is shown from the right side with his proper right arm raised above his head and his proper left leg extended in a diagonal line. His proper right knee is bent. The figure stands in front of a tree stump and on a base. To the right of the figure’s torso is engraved text that reads, [MDCCCLXXVI]. Below is a rectangular box with relief text [·I·C·A·A·A·A·] centered. On either side of the text are sprigs of laurel. On the reverse of the medal is engraved text that reads [SPECIAL / COMMEMORATIVE / SPRINT SERIES / 1937] centered near the top. Along the bottom edge is a stamped maker’s mark that reads, [DIEGES & CLUST].
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Awards and Medals
Type
medals
Topic
Athletes
Education
Sports
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
A2014.63.105.1.41
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
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