This vintage Masonic fob dates circa 1920s to 1930s. It features a Maltese cross below a hinged knight's bust. The knight's bust is accented by engraved detailing and features a shield design below the open cut moveable mask. The bust is securely attached to the cross but does have a wide range of movement. The Maltese cross is accented by two yellow gold swords which cross diagonally through it's center. Each arm of the cross is accented by black and white enamel and bear the phrase In Hoc Signo Vinces in yellow gold text. A York Rite emblem is featured in the middle of the cross above a textured ray like surface. The slanted cross is adorned with genuine garnets, while the crown is accented by black enamel. The back of the fob features a Royal Arch keystone. The keystone is accented in white enamel and reads KSHTWSST in yellow gold. The backside of the cross features polished arms, which are perfect for engraving and/or personalizing. This piece is in excellent condition and may be worn as a fob on your watch chain, as a pendant on a necklace, charm on a bracelet or displayed in a fine collection.
This badge measures 1 5/8" (41.1mm) tall, 15/16" (23.5mm) wide and weighs 13.2 grams. The stationary bail will accommodate up to a 2.6mm chain.
We guarantee this fob to be 10k gold as tested. It has not been cleaned in order to maintain it's original vintage integrity. Please check out the enlarged pictures.