Posted 7 years ago
This pin I found with Dad's Masonic pins, but not sure it is Masonic. It is a tiny little thing, measuring a mere 5/8" long and I had trouble reading it. It features a deer with big antlers and a cross in between the antlers. It is marked SILVER on the back. Maybe green enameling around the outside edge? The deer is a bronze or gold tone, so I am unsure what that could be. The green (enameling?) depicts a belt with the buckle over the deer antlers and the Latin words "Virtutem Et Silentium Resititui" I have tried multiple times to find a meaning, with no luck. But I do find "Virtutem Et Silentium Restitui, which means "And back to the power of silence". It appears the last word is misspelled on the pin, adding an extra "i" after the "s".
Anyone ever seen this? Can anyone tell me what the green or bronze/gold can be? Is it a fraternal pin of some sort? Anyone know the meaning of the pin? Any, any info would be wonderful! lol