Gold; leather, silk, metal
overall (badge): 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 2 7/8 in. ( 0.6 x 4.4 x 7.3 cm )
overall (box): 1 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 3 5/8 in. ( 3.5 x 6.
Gold badge in the shape of a shield with crown on top at the center, gold ring finding at the top, outer edge of shield has rinceau design; box is brown leather, lid is hinged at the back, metal clasp fastener at center front, inside lid lined with burgundy satin, box lined with burgundy velvet.
engraved: center of badge: "VIRGINIA / WASHINGTON / & LEE / UNIVERSITY / Gazette Medal, / Awarded / Session 72 - 73"
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