Lafayette College Medal awarded to Eulace Peacock

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Issued by
Lafayette College, American, founded 1826
Received by
Peacock, Eulace, American, 1914 - 1996
Date
1933
Medium
enamel on metal
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 1 3/8 × 1/2 × 1/4 in. (3.5 × 1.2 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (medal): 1 1/4 × 1/2 × 1/8 in. (3.2 × 1.2 × 0.4 cm)
Description
Lafayette College medal for a track and field event awarded to Eulace Peacock in 1933. The gold toned medal is rectangular with beveled corners. There is a molded pin that at the top and bottom of the medal. The top of the pin is a bezel attached to a jump ring and the bottom ends in a thin point with thick molded bands framing the top and bottom of the medal. The surface of the medal is black enamel. In the center of the black enamel is a gold, metal relief depiction of an athlete in a runner’s starting position. He is crouched down facing the right edge of the medal with his proper left toes on the ground, his fingertips on the ground in front of him, and his proper right leg slightly behind him. On the reverse of the medal, engraved in the center, is text that reads [LAFAYETTE / COLLEGE / 1933].
Place used
Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Awards and Medals
Type
medals
Topic
Athletes
Children
Education
Sports
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
A2014.63.105.1.42
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
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