Phi Beta Kappa medal

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1841

GUSN

GUSN-101685

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

medals
silver (metal)
societies
Medal, Commemorative

Inscription

Front: "S P / SEPTEMBER 5th. / 1781. / S. H. Phillips"
Reverse: " F B K" (Engraved)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1136
J119

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, New England

Dimensions

1 3/8 x 1 1/8 x 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.54

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.

Places

Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)