Badge of the Society of the Cincinnati
Silk, gold, enamel
Overall (ribbon and badge): 5 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. (13.3 x 3.8 cm)
Badge (a) consisting of silk ribbon (b) of pale blue with white edges, attached by gold loop to badge in the form of an eagle with outstretched wings and a wreath around his head; obverse has eagle head facing left, and oval plaque at center of eagle with enameled image of Cincinnatus receiving a sword; reverse has eagle head facing left, with center medallion high relief image of Cincinnatus with plow at right, sunburst and unclear object at left; wreath and laurels decorated with green enamel; plaques with Latin inscriptions around perimeter of oval. With fragment of original jeweler's label (c) and small gilt metal eagle(d).
Gift of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
Inscription: in ink, around oval medallion (obverse): "ViRT . PRAeM . Soc . CiNC . iNST . ANN . 1783"
Inscription: in ink, around oval medallion (reverse): "OMNiA ReL . iNq . SeRV . ReM=P"
Label: printed on jeweler's label (c), torn at left: "...MARC D'OR/...-Honoré, presque en face/...s l'Oratoire, no 136 et 41./IODET,/ORFEVRE, JOAILLIER/BIJOUTIER./PARIS."
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