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Royal Arch Mark Medal
1800-1820
Maker not marked
USA: New England (probably)
Metal, glass, silk, foil
overall: 2-1/2"h x 2"w x 1/2"d
Loaned by the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts
GL2004.6649

Round Royal Arch jewel with loop at top center. Silver-tone back is covered at front with a clear glass dome. Front has a white silk backing with an openwork gold-tone insert. Letters around the circle read "HTWSSTKS." At center is a pink foil square with a copper-tone symbol on top. Symbol is shaped like a tree with square and compasses at center.


For further information, see Newell, Aimee, et.al., "Curiosities of the Craft: Treasures from the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Collection", 2013, p. 112-113.