Stem and Clasp
Stem and Clasp. A pin, hinged on one end and with a mechanism in place to fasten the other end, all of which is soldered to the back of a medallic item. A stem and clasp is used to fasten the item, as a pin or badge, securely to a garment or headgear. See mounting.
excerpted with permission from
An Encyclopedia of Coin and Medal Technology
For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators
COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY D. WAYNE JOHNSON
Roger W. Burdette, Editor