1919 gold medal Schenley Park Pittsburgh overboard race Dieges & Clust

$65.00 USD

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Beautiful gold-filled medal with image of roman god holding wreaths and Pittsburgh Coat of Arms.

Made by the well known Dieges & Clust company. Stamped as ‘Gold Filled’ on back. Comes with original box.

On front:

SCHENLEY PARK
JULY 4, 1919
 

On back:

OVERBOARD RACE 
DIEGES & CLUST
   GOLD FILLED

 

Interior top box lid has Dieges & Clust info.

Medal: 1 ⅝” x 1 ½”

Box: 4 ½” x 2 ½

 

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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieges_%26_Clust