Masonic Mark Masters Medal Presented to J.H. Blaisdell

Masonic Mark Masters Medal Presented to J.H. Blaisdell

Engraved with Snake in Hand, Blaisdell 5855

Looped at top and suspended from 31 cm brass chain. Obverse: Depicts a stone arch on which a compass and ruler is hung. Beneath is engraved the name J.H. BLAISDELL 5855 (the 5855 corresponding to the Gregorian year 1855) in large capital letters. Reverse: The letters HTWSSTKS engraved in a large circle, a hand holding a snake appears in the center. HTWSSTKS stands for “Hiram The Widow’s Son Sent To King Solomon”. All third-degree Freemasons study the story of a man named Hiram Abiff (a.k.a. Hiram the Widow’s Son.) According to legend, Hiram was chief architect for the Temple of King Solomon. When evil non-believers tried to get the secret masonic passwords out of Hiram, he valiantly refused to tell them and as a result was killed. In Masonic teachings, Hiram’s story is held up as an example of loyalty. The inscription HTWSSTKS is not only linked with a Royal Arch Mason, but one who made it at least as far as the third degree in that fraternal order. No location is shown is shown on the medal.

Item Date: 1855

Estimated Year: 1855

Measurement: Medal: 3", Chain: 12.2"

Material: Brass (gold plated)

Item Condition: Very good

Price: $750

SKU 849-162

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