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Phi Beta Kappa medal

2006.44.54 (RS9162)

Description

Silver square Phi Beta Kappa medal with round loop attachment at top.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1841
Inscriptions
Front: "S P / SEPTEMBER 5th. / 1781. / S. H. Phillips"
Reverse: " F B K" (Engraved)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, New England
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
silver (metal)
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Places
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Medal, Commemorative
medals
silver (metal)
societies
Dimensions
1 3/8 x 1 1/8 x 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.54
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
101685
Exhibition Notes
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
Reference Notes
For more information on Phi Beta Kappa medals see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 135-136.

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