• Created Date
  • n.d.
  • Description
  • The medal is stamped with an image of a man holding a banner that says "Sobriety" and a woman holding a banner that says "Domestic Comfort." With their other hand, they are touching a coat of arms that is decorated with the image of an animal and the letters "IHS." Above them are a cross and an angel placing a crown on the man's head, and below them are two children. Printed around the edge of the medal is: In Hoc Signo Vinces.In hoc signo vin... more
    The medal is stamped with an image of a man holding a banner that says "Sobriety" and a woman holding a banner that says "Domestic Comfort." With their other hand, they are touching a coat of arms that is decorated with the image of an animal and the letters "IHS." Above them are a cross and an angel placing a crown on the man's head, and below them are two children. Printed around the edge of the medal is: In Hoc Signo Vinces.In hoc signo vinces means "With this sign you shall conquer." According to legend, Constantine I adopted this phrase as his motto following his heavenly vision prior to his battle against Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge.Other temperance societies often used this same imagery on their medals. In some instances, both the man and woman are being crowned by angels. less
  • Format
  • Medal
    Scanned from original item at 800 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2009
    43 mm. diam