1902 Bronze Medal Sesquicentennial of George Washington's Initiation As a Freemason Grand Lodge Of Pennsylvania
Description: A mint state heavy bronze medal from 1902. This is the medal issued by the Masonic Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the George Washington's initiation as a Freemason. The medal shows the bust of George Washington facing left on the obverse with the legend "SESQUI.CENTENNIAL.OF.WASHINGTON'SINITIATION.AS.A.FREEMASON.A.L.5902" surrounding the bust. The obverse also has Masonic dates for the various milestones of Washington's progress within the Freemasons hierarchy. The reverse has the image of a woman's head in the center with rays radiating from the center. It has the legend "GRAND LODGE OF PENNSYLVANIA; VIRTUTE, SILENTIO, AMORE" along the edge of the reverse. A great looking and very interesting medal to add to your collection. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Weight and Size: The medal weighs ~76 grams, is ~52 millimeters in diameter, and ~4 millimeters thick at the edge.
Reference: Baker O-297.
Condition: The medal is in excellent condition and if it was a coin I would grade it mint state. The medal has no observable wear with minimum surface marks or scratches. It has what I view as beautiful dark brown coloring and is problem free. The medal has minor rubbing to the tip of the nose of the woman on the reverse. Other than that it is problem free and beautiful. A great medal to add to your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of the piece.
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