Art Deco Dated 1922 Sterling Silver Half Mile Relay Award Medal Interscholastic Field Meet, Illinois College
Dating precisely to 1922 may I offer this sterling award medal for the half mile relay held during the Interscholastic Field Meet at Illinois college. No monogram or name of award winner on the piece.
Condition: Excellent with a dark patina to the silver.
Metal Content: Sterling Silver
Hallmarks: Dieges & Clust, Sterling
Size: Not includign the bale or jump ring, 1-5/8" high x 1-3/16" wide.
Weight: 15.1 grams
Final Comments: Dieges & Clust were jewellers established in New York in 1898 by Col. Charles J. Dieges (b. Oct. 26, 1865-d. Sept. 14, 1953) and Prosper Clust. They produced many medals, including the Spanish–American War Medal, the 1904 Olympic Medal, the Eagle Scout medal (from 1916–1920), the Medal of Honour, and the Titanic-Carpathia Medals (at the request of "The Unsinkable" Mrs. Molly Brown). They made baseball's first Most Valuable Player Awards and many Baseball Press Pins as well as Lou Gehrig's farewell plaque. They also cast the Heisman Trophy (in New York and later Providence, Rhode Island) from its inception in 1935 through late 1979 when the company was sold to Herff Jones (a division of Carnation) on January 1, 1980.
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1922 Sterling Silver Half Mile Relay Award Medal