An antique historic bearded man in profile, presumedly Galileo Galilei, wax seal fob, the intaglio carved in citrine and encased in an ornate rolled gold fob ... ready to make an impression!
It was Galileo, an Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer, whom back in the 16th century discovered that the sun was at the center of the universe ... making him the father of observational astronomy, modern-era classical physics, the scientific method, and modern science.
The fob seal likely dates back to the Georgian era (1714 - 1830).
- approximate height measurement - 7/8" (23mm) plus the gold ring
- matrix measurement -5/8" x 1/2" (16mm x 13mm)
- metal - it is not solid gold but likely a gilt gold, also called rolled gold, which consists of a thin layer of gold that's mechanically bonded or heat-fused to a base metal and then rolled out to create jewelry and give the illusion of gold but much less expensive.
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