Hold court with this royal skull and crossbones wax seal necklace, the skull and bones under a crown ... memento mori wax seal jewelry.
- 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 and I've also read that when the skull or skeleton is depicted with a crown it is the symbol of Christian death.
The skull is often called the Latin MEMENTO MORI and roughly translates remember that you must die, a reminder that death comes to all living things and life is short so make now matter.
- approximate measurement - 3/4” x 7/8" (20mm x 22mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 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
Hand crafted from an 18th century Georgian fob wax seal which 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.
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Impressed with history!