$12.00
Qty available: 5

SALE... There are many shades of bronze but I would prefer to carry just one or two shades in my shop so I am discounting those items that are a slightly different color.
Select a tiny bronze charm with a jump ring, so that it's ready to suspend on your own chain, or select a charm with just that tiny loop at the top for your own creations, or select the tiny bronze earrings that are suspended from gold filled ear wires... but hurry!
Supplies are limited!

Memento mori… a seriously small and simple bronze skull wax seal necklace charm. This bronze skull charm is a captivating tiny treasure reminding us that death comes to all living things.

Hand cast from just a portion of an antique Georgian wheel wax seal (1714 - 1830), shown in the last photograph.
The full size wax seal depicts the skull surrounded by the classical Latin words ES FVI SVM ERIS, written in the old Latin alphabet style when the shape of the letter V represented both the vowel U and the consonant V.
Now that the letter U has been added to the Latin alphabet it would read
ES FUI SUM ERIS.
Either way, it translates THOU ART, I WAS, I AM, THOU WILT BE
or AS YOU ARE NOW SO ONCE WAS I, AS I AM NOW SO MUST YOU BE.

- symbolism -
In heraldry, the skull is a symbol of mortality and a reminder that life is short so make it matter!

- approximate measurement - 3/8” (10mm)
- wax seal charm metal - bronze
- photographed with an old US dime for scale
- last photo depicts the sterling silver skull, same size
- chains are sold separately here.

Impressed with history!