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Badge/ medal

Object Number: 
Metal, enamel
1/8 x 1 3/8 in. diameter
A silver colored medallion pierced at the top for hanging and embossed with Mercury's winged foot around a raised, red and blue enameled shield shaped plaque in the center with gold calipers over a right-angle ruler and an arm holding a hammer and the letters "JrO/ UAM". 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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group