Let your light shine with a lovely rustic sun in splendor wax seal necklace pendant.
- description -
A very rustic sun in splendor, the edging ragged because this medieval wax seal spent centuries in the ground before being unearthed so there's lots of corrosion by time and the elements. See the photo of the medieval wax seal.
The sun in splendor is also known as the blazing sun, which was actually the banner adopted by Edward IV, King of England in the 1400's, and used as his personal device during the War of the Roses so this medieval wax seal was used by one of his supporters.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the sun is a symbol of power and splendor.
Hand cast from a European chessman style medieval wax seal that dates back to the 13th century, shown in the photo.
- approximate measurement - 5/8" (15mm)
- wax seal charm metal - fine silver (.999 pure and recycled silver)
- photographed with an old US dime for scale
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp.
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout.
A little tidbit of historical information - it is not improbable that some families have adopted the sun on their coat of arms because of the play on the name... those surnames ending in SON or SEN, for example; Thompson, Johnson, Benson, Pearson, Carlson.
This sort of last name is a patronymic, a surname formed by adding SON to one’s father’s name, and it means SON OF so John Carlson, for example, was John, the son of Carl.
Impressed with history!