Obverse: OMNIA RELINOT SERVAT REMPB (for Omnia Relinquit Servare Rem Publicam, "He gave up everything to serve his country") NB: error of O for Q in "Relinquit" abbreviation. - Cincinnatus abandoning his plough and taking up the sword
Reverse: [VIRT. PRAEM.] SOCI. CIN. RUM .:. INST. A. D. 17 (for Virtutis Praemium Societas Cincinnatorum Instituta A.D. 1783, "reward of virtue, Society of the Cincinnati, instituted A.D. 1783"). NB: the omissions indicated by the square brackets represent portions of the legend that would have been included where the delicate enamel has broken away.) - Cincinnatus doing something appropriately noble
Composition of metal and cloth. This specimen is related to have been worn by Col. Henry Dearborn at Washington's funeral in 1799; the wisp of black fabric was attatached at that time. This order corresponds stylistically quite closely with those depicted in the article about George Washington's Society of the Cincinnati insignia in the Numismatist for December 1933. The Latin misspelling indicates that it may be a very early example; Benjamin Franklin mentioned this misspelling in one of his letters.