Man's Scottish Rite of Free Masonry Gold Fob

Unknown American, American



Gold, enamel

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of George Weber Schoenhut



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name

Personal Adornment

Research Area

Textiles and Costumes

Not on view


Four Inscriptions: 1) On front of fob: "IN HOC SIGNO VINCES" (By this sign thou shalt conquer); 2) On the back top of the fob: "32" (32nd Degree: Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret); 3) On the back of the fob, under the hinged double-headed eagle: "HTWSSTKS" (Hiram the Widow's Son Sent to King Solomon); and 4) Engraved on the back of the fob, on the back of the hinged double-headed eagle: "Phila. Consistory May 18, 1917". (See file for additional information about the meaning of the inscriptions.)


George Weber Schoenhut (1907-1990) and Sarah Emily Brown Schoenhut (1905-1999), Fairlee, Vermont; given to present collection, date unknown.

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