First Imperial Potentate's Jewel

First Imperial Potentate’s Jewel, Worn by Walter M. Fleming, M.D.

First Imperial Potentate jewel, originally worn by Walter M. Fleming, M.D., first Imperial Potentate of Shriners International

This jewel, dating back to 1882, was worn by Dr. Walter Fleming, one of the two founders of Shriners International. The back of the jewel is inscribed with:

Walter M. Fleming, M.D.
Grand Imperial Potentate, USA
A.A.O.N.M.S.
Mecca Temple
New York City
June 30th, 1882