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Colonial Dames of America Medal

2006.44.167ab (RS8862)

Description

Gilded silver medal with blue and white enameled emblem of the Colonial Dames of America in center surrounded by radiating blue enamel stars and surmounted by a perched eagle, suspended from a blue and yellow striped silk ribbon. Original blue card board box.

Details

Maker
Bailey Banks & Biddle Co. (Retailer)
Date
1931
Inscriptions
Front: "MASSACHUSETTS / NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE COLONIAL DAMES OF AMERICA"
Reverse: "BB&B/SILVER" "FILIAE CONSERVANT VIRTUTES MAJORUM" "Anna / Pinggree / Wheatland / No 709 / 1931"
Case: "THE BAILEY, BANKS & BIDDLE CO." (Stamped, engraved, enameled, embossed)
Location of origin
Philadelphia, PA
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
enamel (fused coating)
silk (textile)
silver (metal)
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Descriptive terms
enamel (fused coating)
Medal, Commemorative
silk (textile)
silver (metal)
Dimensions
1 1/16 x 1 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.167ab
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
101767
Exhibition Notes
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.

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