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Gold in repousse design set with a faceted stone. The stone appears to be foil backed to appear yellow. It is most likely glass or quartz. There is a significant chip to the stone. It has been published as topaz.


Worn by Paul Revere. Lent by Mrs. Nathaniel Thayer, March 3, 1931. Bequest of Mrs. Pauline Revere Thayer, December 5, 1935. In the collection of Mrs. Nathaniel Thayer by 1931; lent to the MFA March 3, 1931 and bequeathed to the museum by Mrs. Pauline Revere Thayer December 5, 1935.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Pauline Revere Thayer

American, Boston, about 1800

Object Place for Label

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 2.2cm (7/8in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, topaz




Jewelry / Adornment