A lost and found artifact, a rustic medieval Saint Peter crucified alongside the keys to heaven, or the keys to the kingdom.
- description -
The necklace charm depicts Saint Peter crucified with a key on either side surrounded by a Latin legend that begins with a cross followed by
+ S'PETRI SELLO CAPO which translates PETER THE GOOD FISHERMAN.
Hand cast from a rustically engraved medieval wax seal which dates back to the 13th - 14th century. There is some corrosion on the medieval wax seal, the texture of which can be seen on the wax seal charm, from spending centuries in the ground before being unearthed.
- approximate measurement - 7/8” (20mm)
- wax seal charm metal - fine silver (.999 pure and recycled silver)
- 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!
- symbolism -
Saint Peter was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and an early Christian leader. It is believed that he asked to be crucified upside down because he saw himself to be unworthy to be crucified in the same way as Jesus.
The keys of Saint Peter, or the keys of heaven, are a symbol of papal authority.
“Behold he (Peter) received the keys of the kingdom of heaven, the power of binding and loosing is committed to him, the care of the whole Church and its government is given to him.”