Medal depicting Prince Hall and Freemasonry

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  • Image for Medal depicting Prince Hall and Freemasonry
2 images
Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
Hall, Prince, 1735 - 1807
Medium
bronze
Dimensions
1 3/16 × 1 3/16 × 1/16 in. (3 × 3 × 0.2 cm)
Type
medals
Date
after 1807
Description
A bronze medal depicting Prince Hall and the style of Freemasonry he founded. The obverse features a design of three concentric circles. The innermost circle bears a likeness of Price Hall in relief around which is the text [PRINCE HALL / 1748 / 1807]. The middle ring has text along the bottom that reads [JURISDICTION]. The outer ring features text around the circumference of the medal that reads [FRDSP · MRLTY · BTHLY LVE / F. & A.M.]. The reverse bears a number of Masonic symbols such as the all-seeing eye, square & compass, and the text [UNUM CENTUM].
Topic
African American
Colonial America
Freemasonry
Men
Slavery
United States--History--1783-1815
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.16
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture