Abstinence Pendant

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1888

GUSN

GUSN-101679

Description

Abstinence pendant. On front silhouette of man and woman touching a shield with radiating cross above them. Each hold a flag with the motto "IN HOC SI NO VINCES" above them. On back a cross with the pledge to abstain from drinking imprinted on it.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pendants (jewelry)
PENDANT

Inscription

On front: "IN HOC SI NO VINCES"
On reverse along border:"CORK TOTAL ABSTINENCE SOCIETY/THE VERY REVD T MATTHEW PRESIDENT"
Imprinted within Cross on reverse: "PLEDGE/I PROMISE/ TO/ABSTAIN/FROM ALL/INTOXICATING DRINKS &./EXCEPT USED MEDICINALLY/AND BY ORDER OF A MEDICAL MAN/AND TO DISCOUNTENCE/THE /CAUSE &/PRACTICE/OF/INTEMPERANCE"
On reverse imprinted outside cross but within border: "FOUNDED 10 APRIL/1888" (Imprinted)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1130

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

American [use]

Dimensions

1/8 in (W), 1 11/16 in (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.96