Mark Mason Medal

Mark Mason Medal

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Description
A Masonic mark medal belonging to George Christian Anthon (1734-1815). The medal is a double-sided circular silver medal with a pierced ribbon design at the top. The medal is engraved with designs on both sides. The obverse depicts a coat of arms consisting of a top bar with a crescent flanked by two five-pointed stars and below this, a greyhound and branching tree. In a circular band surrounding this design are the letters "HTWSSTKS" in an elegant script, each letter separated with a five-pointed star (the letters are a mnemonic acronym associated with the themes of the degree). The reverse depicts a looping banner that tapers into a foliate motif branching out from both ends and meeting at the center in a flower. The banner reads "HOLLAND LODGE." and above it is the maker's signature "Br. Maverick / Sct." Below the banner is an ornate monogram consisting of the letters "G A". Both sides are bordered in a toothed design.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal
date made
c 1789
user
Anthon, George Christian
maker
Maverick, Peter Rushton
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 5.3975 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
2011.0097.01
accession number
2011.0097
catalog number
2011.0097.01
subject
Freemasonry
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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