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Warren Family Coat of Arms
ca. 1887
gold, velvet
overall: 5-1/4"h x 3-7/8"w x 1"d
Loaned by the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts

Gold coat of arms with a dragon on top of a shield. The shield has a checkerboard at top with a lion standing on its back two feet below. The coat of arms is mounted in half of a custom-made case. The case is lined with purple velvet. The cover has been removed, but the hinges and part of the clasp remain attached. Two gold-tone banners accompany the coat of arms. The one above is engraved "Coat of Arms / of the Warren family of England / of which Past Grand Master / Gen. Joseph Warren, / was a descendant." The banner below is engraved "Presented to the / Most Wor. Grand Lodge of Mass. / by Joseph Warren Lodge / F. and A.M."

One of the first gifts to the Grand Lodge Museum, this elegant gold crest features the coat of arms of the Warren family of England. General Joseph Warren (1741-1775), Revolutionary general and former Grand Master, descended from this family. Joseph Warren Lodge of Boston commissioned and donated this coat of arms to the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts.