New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association medal

Manufactured by
Loren Murchison & Company, American
Issued by
New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, American, founded 1918
Received by
Peacock, Eulace, American, 1914 - 1996
bronze with silk, dye, thread and enamel
H x W x D (overall): 2 13/16 × 1 7/16 × 5/16 in. (7.2 × 3.6 × 0.8 cm)
H x W x D (pin): 1/4 × 1 7/16 × 1/4 in. (0.6 × 3.6 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (ribbon): 1 7/16 × 1 5/16 × 5/16 in. (3.6 × 3.3 × 0.8 cm)
H x W x D (medal): 1 3/8 × 1 5/16 × 1/8 in. (3.5 × 3.4 × 0.3 cm)
New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association bronze medal awarded for the High School Boys 220 Yard event to Eulace Peacock in 1931. The medal consists of a gold toned pin holding a red, white, and blue ribbon attached to a bronze toned medal. The pin has a “C” clasp closure on the back and a bar that holds the ribbon. The ribbon is crimped to the front of the bar on either side. Attached to the bottom of the ribbon is a clover shaped medal, held in place with two (2) jump rings. The obverse of the medal is edged with two concentric black enamel circles. In the center is a relief depiction of the official state seal of New Jersey, featuring two female figures standing on either side of a shield decorated with three plows. There is forwarding facing helmet above the shield, and above the helmet is a horse’s head depicted in profile. Below is a banner with three folds. Printed on the folds is the New Jersey state motto, [LIBERTY &], [PROSPERITY], and the date of New Jersey’s statehood, [1776], on the fold below. The female figure on the left is the goddess Liberty. She holds a staff topped with the liberty cap in her proper right hand. The female figure on the right is the goddess Ceres, who holds a cornucopia filled with agricultural products in her proper left hand. Above the seal is the relief text [N.J.S.I.A.A.], and below, [CHAMPIONSHIP]. The reverse of the medal has relief text printed in the center that reads [1931 / TRACK AND FIELD]. Below is engraved text that reads [H.S.B. / 220 YD.]. Along the bottom edge of the medal is a stamped maker’s mark that reads [MURCHISON / NEWARK NJ].
Place made
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Place used
New Jersey, 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
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Restrictions & Rights
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