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Wonderful wax seal earrings depicting a skull and crossbones above the Latin word FUIT which means WAS

MEMENTO MORI roughly translates remember that you must die. It is a grim reminder that life is short.

- description -
The skull sits above crossbones above the Latin word FUIT which translates WAS.

- symbolism -
In heraldry, both the skull and the crossed thighbones are symbolic of mortality. Make now matter.

Hand cast from an 18th century red wax seal impression of a skull above crossbones.

- approximate measurement - 1/2” (14mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- ear wires - sterling silver 
- photographed with a 1937 US dime for scale
- remember to use the little ear plugs when wearing the earrings so they don't slip out of your ears - earring security

Find the matching necklace here.

Impressed with history!