The gold square badge has a swag motif edging studded with simulated gemstones. The center shows a hand holding a heart encircled by a wreath upon which is written, "Les Soeurs Fideles." The cuff of the hand has a three-beaded ornament. "Jefferson Davis - From the Philomathean Society, W. F. College 1870" is engraved on the reverse side of the badge. A simple catch clasp is on the reverse of the badge.
Inscription: "Jefferson Davis - From the Philomathean Society W. F. College 1870" on back of badge
|Dimensions||H-1 W-1.125 inches|
|Owned||Jefferson Davis; Varina Anne Davis (Winnie)|
|Provenance||This gold badge from Georgia was given by the Philomathean Society, believed from Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia, in 1870, to Jefferson Davis. Later worn by Winnie Davis.|
Davis, Varina Anne (Winnie)
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