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Object Name: Badge in box
Date: 1872-1873
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Medium: Gold; leather, silk, metal
Dimensions: Container: 1 3/8 × 2 1/2 × 3 5/8 in. (3.5 × 6.4 × 9.2 cm) Part (Badge): 1/4 × 1 3/4 × 2 7/8 in. (0.6 × 4.4 × 7.3 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, Baltimore
Description: Gold badge in the shape of a shield with crown on top at the center, gold ring finding at the top, outer edge of shield has rinceau design; box is brown leather, lid is hinged at the back, metal clasp fastener at center front, inside lid lined with burgundy satin, box lined with burgundy velvet.
Object Number: Z.2176ab
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Marks: engraved: center of badge: "VIRGINIA / WASHINGTON / & LEE / UNIVERSITY / Gazette Medal, / Awarded / Session 72 - 73"