Medallion

Bailey, Banks & Biddle "Sons of the (American) Revolution" Pendant.

Bailey, Banks & Biddle “Sons of the (American) Revolution” Pendant.

A medallion is a type of pendant. Usually tablet-like, they are most often circular or oval and can be decorated in a variety of ways: enameledengraved, set with gemstonescameos or intaglios. They can hang from a chain or be suspended from a brooch. Alternatively, some medallions are permanently affixed to a larger object such as a cigarette case or necessaire.