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Silver square Phi Beta Kappa medal with round loop attachment at top.
Front: "S P / SEPTEMBER 5th. / 1781. / S. H. Phillips"\n Reverse: " F B K" (Engraved)
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, New England
1 3/8 x 1 1/8 x 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
For more information on Phi Beta Kappa medals see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 135-136.
Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)