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Maker not marked
overall: 2-15/16"h x 2-5/8"w x 1/16"d
Gift of James J. Bennette
Seal Printing Plate, Jamaca Plain Lodge No. 18, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. OBVERSE: Dark grey-colored, matte metal features carved, circular section at center into which is a raised imprint for the seal of the Jamaica Plain Lodge No. 18. Raised text around outside circle of seal [mirrored] reads, "JAMAICA PLAIN LODGE NO. 18 / JAMAICA PLAIN, MASS."; "INSTITUTED / AUG. 11, 1843" [mirrored] is inside inner ring of circle; "I.O.O.F" [mirrored] is straight across center of circle. Decorative hash marks ring outer edge, and a ring of dots separates inner ring of text. Above and below "I. O. O. F." are decorative line motifs. REVERSE: Coating of tannish paint bears messy grey marks and stains.