Up for auction is this fine, vintage, 14k yellow gold, pearl, emerald, Phi Beta Pi medical fraternity pin.
Beta Pi is a medical fraternity and was founded at Western Pennsylvania
Medical College, now a department of the University of Pittsburgh, on
March 10, 1891.
badge features a diamond shape with a skull above a pelvis and the
Greek letters below surrounded by 16 pearls and four emeralds. The back
is fully engraved "Alpha Lambda HM Johnson 12-8-37 14868" and stamped with a Burr Patterson makers mark. This item stands 25/32" (20mm) tall and weighs 3.5 grams.