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Masonic York Rite Royal Arch Mark Medal for William Ely
1797-1800
Maker not marked
USA: New York
Silver
Overall: 3-1/16"h x 1-15/16"w x .022"d; overall: 7.7 x 4.9 cm; weight: 12.4 g
Museum Purchase
2015.014.5

Silver Masonic York Rite Royal Arch Solomon's Mark Lodge No. 56 mark medal for William Ely. Shield-shaped with openwork ribbon design at top. One side shows the owner's mark in the center - a female apothecary holding scales and standing next to a table with a mortar and pestle on top and a square and compasses on the front. The circle around the mark has initials "HTWSSTKS." The corners are engraved with floral motifs. The other side shows an open book in the center surrounded by a circle. Engraved inside the circle is "Solomon's Mark Lodge No. 56 Dutchess County Willm. Ely." This side also has floral motifs in the corners.


For further information, see blog post, March 24, 2015 http://nationalheritagemuseum.typepad.com/library_and_archives/2015/03/new-to-the-collection-mark-medals-from-dutchess-county-new-york.html



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