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Badge/ medal

Badge/ medal
Title
Badge/ medal
Date 
1920-1930
Medium 
Metal, enamel
Dimensions 
2 3/8 x 1 5/8 x 1/4 in.
Description 
A silver colored metal two-part medal. The top pin bar is a shaped like a scrolled banner embossed "Trenton/ N.J." and is connected to the lower medallion by a chain link. The lower medallion is gold metal shaped like a calipers with a crown at the top, spread over a red enameled Christian cross with a white rose, green cascading leaves and radiating rays over what appears to be a swan on a nest filled with cygnets. Also some letters are embossed, possibly "F N R T" or "F N R F". This medal appears to represent a chapter of the Free Masons, a mysterious and centuries old fraternal order involved in ritual celebrations, community and political service, moral education and philanthropy.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.3327
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group