Here is offered a highly collectable version of the first fraternity ever. Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. It was the first society to have a Greek-letter name, and in its initial period it introduced many characteristics of the modern fraternity.
This badge features 6 stars at a a diagonal in the top left with the Greek letters in the middle and a pointing hand at the bottom right. The edge has a unique engraved cross design.
The back is engraved with founding date and "Alfred K. Leuckel" along with some artistic flourishes. Alfred attended Lehigh University in 1887, got his Ph. B. and lived most of his life in Trenton, NJ.
The square portion of this fob measures a unique 3/4" (19mm) tall (not including the bale) and 9/16" (14mm) wide. I guarantee this badge to be 10k gold as tested. The bale and fob are in excellent, original, and wearable condition.