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Maker not marked
Place made not marked
Metal, silk, enamel, ink
overall: 6"h x 2"w x 1/2"d
Gift of Harvey B. Leggee Collection of Shrine and Fraternal Material
Masonic Shrine Aleppo Temple badge with horizontal pin back. Front of pin is shaped like a gold-tone machete. It has red lettering, "A.A.O.N.M.S." Hanging from the pin is a gold-tone and white tiger's claw with Sphinx head at center. Suspended from the center of the claw is a gold-tone five-point star and a gold-tone camel. Hanging down from the pin is a red grosgrain ribbon stamped in gold, "Aleppo / Medical Staff."
Ribbons and badges have long been ubiquitous at Masonic gatherings. These souvenirs identified participants and their affiliations, commemorated a range of different kinds of meetings, ceremonies, and galas, and were a clear way for members to declare support for their Masonic group.