On display

This item is on display at Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum

Medallion - 'Trust' Jewel, Rebekah Lodge, Australia, post 1880 Object Reg. No: SH 960060

This medallion, known as the Trust Jewel, was worn by the Treasurer of 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.
A jewel made of silver metal, shaped as a ring with a key in the centre at an angle. Both the ring and key are embellished with engraving and the word TRUST appears in the lower area of the ring. At the top of the jewel is a small applied ring with one pink and one green ribbon threaded through and knotted. One end of the pink ribbon has a small gold coloured safety pin attached.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Independent Order of Oddfellows, 1996
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 4.00 cm (Length)

More information

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: TRUST
User: Rebekah Lodge, Victoria, Australia, post 1880

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No