Drop. A small medallic item which hangs from a header or suspender on a badge, ribbon or decoration. A drop – usually a medalet – is a supplemental item and subordinate to the theme of the medallic item. An example might indicate a smaller group to a larger class; as the delegates from one state to a national convention. See suspension.
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For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators
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