Pin from the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914
Date
1953
On View
Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
Medium
metal and pearl
Dimensions
H x W: 7/16 × 3/4 × 1/4 in. (1.1 × 1.9 × 0.6 cm)
Description
Phi Beta Sigma fraternity pin from the Epsilon Alpha Chapter at Dillard Univerisity, New Orleans. This gold-colored metal pin has a two-tiered design, with the Greek letter Phi (F) centered atop the letters Beta (B) and Sigma (S). Phi is set with twelve round, white pearls. The back has lettering inscribed across the top reads "E.M. - E.A." Lettering inscribed across the bottom reads "10K" and "12-10-53." This piece has a diagonal bar pin across the back.
Place used
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Adornment
Type
pins (jewelry)
Topic
Clothing and dress
Education
Fraternities
Men
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kevin A. Christian
Object number
2014.74.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51df24e4c-7fb8-47ab-b0f3-39e2c3d56671
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