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George Washington Token
ca. 1800
Jacob Perkins (1766-1849)
USA: Massachusetts, Newburyport
Metal
overall: 1/8"h X 1-1/8"dia.
Loaned by the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts
GL2004.5175

Round silver-tone token. On one side, in the center, is a bust profile image of a man (George Washington) surrounded by an acacia wreath. Text along the outer edge reads, "He is in glory, the world in tears." On the other side, at bottom center, is a skull and crossbones. Four concentric rows of text read, "B. Feb. 11. 1782. Gen. Am. Armies. 1775. / Re. 1783 Pres. U.S. Am. '89. R. 96 / Gen. Arm. U.S. Am. '98. / ob. d 15 '99."


For further information, see Newell, Aimee, et.al., "Curiosities of the Craft: Treasures from the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Collection", 2013, p. 240-241.