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Badge in box

Badge in box
Title
Badge in box
Date 
1872-1873
Medium 
Gold; leather, silk, metal
Dimensions 
overall (badge): 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 2 7/8 in. ( 0.6 x 4.4 x 7.3 cm ) overall (box): 1 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 3 5/8 in. ( 3.5 x 6.
Description 
Gold badge in the shape of a shield with crown on top at the center, gold ring finding at the top, outer edge of shield has rinceau design; box is brown leather, lid is hinged at the back, metal clasp fastener at center front, inside lid lined with burgundy satin, box lined with burgundy velvet.
Object Number 
Z.2176ab
Marks 
engraved: center of badge: "VIRGINIA / WASHINGTON / & LEE / UNIVERSITY / Gazette Medal, / Awarded / Session 72 - 73"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group