Amateur Athletic Union medal awarded to Eulace Peacock

Manufactured by
Dieges & Clust, American, founded 1898
Issued by
Amateur Athletic Union, American, founded 1888
Received by
Peacock, Eulace, American, 1914 - 1996
metal with silk, dye and thread
H x W x D (overall): 3 5/8 × 1 13/16 × 1/4 in. (9.2 × 4.6 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (pin): 5/16 × 1 3/4 × 1/4 in. (0.8 × 4.4 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (ribbon): 1 11/16 × 1 5/16 × 1/4 in. (4.3 × 3.4 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (medal): 1 15/16 × 1 13/16 × 3/16 in. (5 × 4.6 × 0.5 cm)
Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) gold medal for the Pentathlon event awarded to Eulace Peacock in 1937. The medal consists of a gold colored pin holding a red, white, and blue ribbon attached to a gold medal. The gold pin is rectangular shaped with a safety pin closure on the back as well as another pin below that holds the ribbon. The front of the pin is a small relief frame with text that reads [CHAMPIONSHIP]. Below the pin is a red, white, and blue ribbon. It is looped through the back bottom pin and held in place with thread. Attached to the bottom of the ribbon is a round, gold colored medal held in place with a jump ring. The obverse of the medal is edged with two concentric circles. In the center of the medal is a relief depiction of a Greek goddess standing in three quarters profile with her proper right knee resting on a round shield decorated with an eight (8) ray sun motif. Her proper right hand is extended, holding a laurel wreath, and draped over her proper left forearm are two additional wreaths. Printed in relief around the central figure is the text [AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION OF THE UNITED STATES MDCCCLXXXVIII]. The reverse of the medal is also edged with two concentric circles. A relief depiction of a laurel wreath interlaced with sporting equipment runs around almost the full outer edge of the circle. At the top is the text [CHAM] and [PION] divided by a winged cleated shoe. Inscribed in the center of the medal is engraved text that reads [·1937· / PENTATHALON]. There is maker's mark printed in relief on the bottom edge of the medal that reads [DIEGES & CLUST].
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Awards and Medals
pins (fasteners)
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions