Artist American
Manufacturer N. G. Wood & Sons, Boston (probably)
Title
  • Badge of the Society of the Cincinnati
  • Badge of the Order of the Cincinnati (former title)
Date circa 1920
Medium gold or gilt and enamel with ribbon
Dimensions Overall (including ribbon): 3 5/8 inches (9.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Lendall Pitts
Accession Number 59.105.A
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, around circle: Omnia relinquit servare rempublicam
[translated: He relinquished everything to serve the republic]
S. Lendall Pitts [1875-1938];
his wife, Elizabeth McCord Pitts [1880-1963];
1959-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Payne, Elizabeth. Portraits of Eight Generations of the Pitts Family: From the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century. Detroit, 1959, pp. 6, 49.