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Medallion - 'Hope' Jewel, Rebekah Lodge, Australia, post 1880 Object Reg. No: SH 960058

Summary:
This medallion, known as the Hope Jewel, was worn by the officer known as Warden, in the Rebekah Lodge. The Rebekah Lodge is the female auxiliary of the Independent Order of Oddfellows.

The Rebekah Lodges were founded in the early 1850s. Initially, the Rebekah Degree was granted at Odd Fellow Lodges, but by the 1880s the Rebekahs and Oddfellows conducted separate lodge activities. The name comes from the Biblical character of Rebekah. Rebekahs observe the Odd Fellows' creed of 'Friendship, Love and Truth', and are engaged in many social and charitable activities worldwide.
Description:
A circular jewel made of white metal. Shaped as a ring around an axe crossing a bar. Both the ring and central elements are engraved and the word HOPE appears on the lower part of the ring. At the top of the ring an applied small ring has one pink and one green ribbon threaded through and knotted. A small gold safety pin is attached to one end of the pink ribbon
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Independent Order of Oddfellows, 1996
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 4.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: community organisations services
Themes this item is part of: Rebekah Lodge, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: SOCIETIES
Secondary Classification: Friendly
Tertiary Classification: regalia
Inscriptions: Engraved: HOPE
User: Rebekah Lodge, Victoria, Australia, post 1880

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