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 symbolize mortality and the crown symbolizes monarchy, state and power and denotes dignity and accomplishment.
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.
There is a possibility that this 1700's seal die may have belonged to a Charles I Royalist because Charles I memorials went on being made, especially after the restoration, well into the 18th century but the British Museum was not able to make a positive identification. I'm still awaiting further word from the V & A museum.
- 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.
Impressed with history!