Holland Lodge of the State of New York Membership Medal

Object Number: 
INV.4339
Date: 
1840-1890
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.1 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: reverse, at lower left: "I.F.W. DES." Inscription: reverse, at lower right: "G.H.L. FEC."
Description: 
Brass struck medal with obverse having shield with masonic symbols (open book, square, and compasses) at center, flanked by eagle and lion with sword; Eye of Wisdom within halo of stars above, emitting rays of light; beneath is scrolling band inscribed: "DEUGD,ZY,UW CIERAAD"; clasped hands below; legend around border: "HOLLANDSCHE LOGE STAAT VAN NIEUW YORK/5787." Reverse contains inscription at center: "REISd./A. L. 5810,/BY G. L. OF N.Y./CHgd. TO No. 16/5819: 13,5830:/8,5839:"; surrounding legend: "Fd. SEPt. 20 AS No. 8, ORIGl WARnt STOLEN/[within band] FIRST MASTER JOHN MEYER/I.F. WOOD'S SERIES "D" No. 4."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group