This vintage fob has a superb design and a quality construction making it an excellent candidate for a fine Masonic collection! The piece features a cross shaped design, boasting a Crown & Cross emblem on the front and a Royal Arch Keystone on the back. The Cross & Crown emblem is set atop a textured ray like surface. The crown is finished with red enamel, while the crown is adorned with .12 carat total weight of SI2 - SI3 clarity, I - J color European Cut Diamonds. A black enameled banner frames the Cross & Crown motif and bears the phrase In Hoc Signo Vinces in yellow gold text. The backside of the cross features a raised Royal Arch Keystone. A faintly engraved eagle is featured in the center of the Keystone, while the letters KSHTWSST are set against the white enameled banner. The arms of the cross are detailed with engraved scroll work and read R.C. Penney Commandery Bangor St. Johns. The text is quite legible but the black enameled details do show some wear and/or loss as seen in the enlarged photographs. The pendant hangs from a triangle shaped bail at the top. The front side of the bail displays a black enameled Euclid's Problem, while the backside bears the letter P in white enamel.
This badge weighs 24.6 grams. The piece measures 1 15/16" (49.5mm) long included the extended bail and 1 1/8" (28.8mm) wide.
We guarantee this piece to be 14k gold as tested. It has not been cleaned in order to maintain it's original vintage integrity. Please check out the enlarged pictures.