Masonic "Penny"

Masonic "Penny"
Title
Masonic "Penny"
Date 
1840-1890
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Description 
Struck bronze medal with obverse showing shield with open book, angle, and compasses and an eye above surrounded by stars and emitting rays of light upon shield. Shield is flanked by standing eagle, at left, and standing lion holdng sword, at right; clasped hands are below at center. Legend around field reads: "HOLLANDISCHE LOGE/STAAT VAN NIEUW YORK/5737." Inscription below shield within ornate banner reads: "DEUGD.ZY.UW CIERAAD." Reverse contains legend: "Fd. SEPT 20 as No.8, ORIGl WARnt STOLEN/FIRST MASTER JOHN MEYER" (around top) and "I.F.WOOD'S SERIES "D" no.4" (around bottom). Inscription at center within field reads: "REISd/A.L.5310,/BY G.L. OF N.Y./CHd TO No. 16/5819: 13, 5830:/8,5839:"
Object Number 
INV.4336
Marks 
inscription: reverse lower left: "I.F.W.DES." inscription: reverse lower right: "G.H.L. FEC."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group