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Badge in box

Object Number: 
Z.2176ab
Date: 
1872-1873
Medium: 
Gold; leather, silk, metal
Dimensions: 
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.
Marks: 
engraved: center of badge: "VIRGINIA / WASHINGTON / & LEE / UNIVERSITY / Gazette Medal, / Awarded / Session 72 - 73"
Description: 
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group