Overall: 3 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 8.3 x 4.4 cm ) Diameter (of badge): 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm)
Stamp: on reverse of upper bar: "TIFFANY / & CO."
Bronze badge worn by the member of the St. Paul's Church Committee of the George Washington inauguration centennial committee; badge suspended from two bars linked by chains; top bar "NEW YORK 1789-1889 GW"; lower bar engraved "ST. PAUL'S CHURCH COMMITTEE"; obverse of badge with profile bust of Goerge Washington facing left with tied fasces to right, with "PATER PATRIA / MDCC LXXXIX" and "GEORGE WASHINGTON"; reverse has eagle with shield and motto, and "TO COMMEMORATE THE INAUGURATION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AS FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AT NEW YORK APRIL XXXTH MDCLXXXIX - BY AUTHORITY OF THE COMMITTEE ON CELEBRATION NEW-YORK APRIL XXXTH MCDDDLXXXIX"; taupe colored silk ribbon.
Gift of Arthur Islen
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