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Grand Lodge of State of New York Medal

Object Number: 
1939.253
Date: 
ca. 1889
Medium: 
Bronze; wood, leather, silk
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm ) Case (bottom): 4 x 3 13/16 x 1/2 in. (10.2 x 9.7 x 1.3 cm)
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing seal of the Grand Lodge of the State of New York consisting of two winged creatures with goat-like legs flanking central oval medlalion with cross and symbols of four apostles, enclosed by branches; motto on scrolling band: "HOLINESS/TO THE/LORD"; surrounding legend: "GRAND LODGE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK." Reverse bears masonic symbols at center, square and compasses, with superimposed inscription: "TO/COMMEMORATE/THE FREEDOM OF THE/CRAFT FROM DEBT/1889./M.F.FRANK R.LAWRENCE/BEING GRAND MASTER"; legend: "THE.HAND.OF.THE.LORD.HATH.WROUGHT.THIS." Medal is inset into dark brown rectangular fitted leather case bottom with purple silk satin and silk velvet interior.
Credit Line: 
Gift of James Boyd
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group