Omega Psi Phi Colonel Charles E. Young Service medal and bracelet

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  • Image for Omega Psi Phi Colonel Charles E. Young Service medal and bracelet
  • Image for Omega Psi Phi Colonel Charles E. Young Service medal and bracelet
  • Image for Omega Psi Phi Colonel Charles E. Young Service medal and bracelet
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Manufactured by
Monet
Bojar Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1919
Owned by
Wells, Henrietta Bell, American, 1912 - 2008
Subject of
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911
Col. Young, Charles, American, 1864 - 1922
Medium
gold
Dimensions
H x W x D: 1/4 × 3 1/4 × 4 in. (0.6 × 8.3 × 10.2 cm)
Type
bracelets (jewelry)
medals
Date
1934; 1978
Description
A gold chain bracelet with two charms. One of the charms, made ca. 1934 by unidentified, was awarded to Henrietta Bell Wells. It has a cross emblem in the middle surrounded with a wreath around the edges, with etched text on the cross. One side has Greek letters at the top and the following text: [Col. / Chas. E Young / Service / Award / '34]. The other side has [HB] etched in elaborate type on one side with the back of the wreath like motif around the edge. The other charm is circular, gold Bojar charm with [78] in relief with etched text: [12K G F / BOJAR] on one side, and [DSJ] in elaborate script on the other side, with a rope like spiral around the edges, on both sides. The chain is made of interlocking loops, with a fold-over clasp. There is a smaller chain connected to both ends of the clasp, made of smaller interlocking loops. The chain is a Monet chain.
Topic
African American
Education
Sororities
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Edward L. Cox
Object number
2015.43.9
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Adornment
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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