Hold court with this royal skull and crossbones wax seal necklace, the skull and bones under a crown ... memento mori!
- description -
A skull over crossed thigh bones under a five pointed crown
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the skull and crossed thighbones are symbolic of mortality and the crown represents monarchy, state and power and denotes dignity and accomplishment.
It is said that the crown above the skull head may represent that death is the master of all.
The skull is often called the Latin MEMENTO MORI and roughly translates remember that you must die. It is a grim reminder that life is short so make now matter.
Hand cast from an 18th century Georgian fob wax seal.
The seal likely belonged to a royalist follower of King Charles I to commemorate his death after his execution on 1649. King Charles I memorials went on being made, especially after the restoration, well into the 18th century but the British Museum has not able to make a positive identification.
- approximate measurement - 3/4” x 7/8" (20mm x 22mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- photographed with an old US dime
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp.
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout.
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