Beware! There's a serpent or snake in the grass wax seal necklace.
When we mention someone as a snake, we're describing one who appears harmless but really is a shady, treacherous, deceitful or conniving person who could strike at anytime without warning.
The term snake in the grass was first used by the poet Virgil in the Third Eclogue. In Latin it reads LATET ANGUIS IN HERBA which translates A SNAKE LURKS IN THE GRASS.
- description -
A serpent or snake lurking in the tall grass under the French words PREMEZ GARDE A VOUS which translate BEST YOU TAKE CARE.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the snake, or serpent, is symbolic of wisdom.
Hand cast from an 19th century French multiple wax seal set, shown in the photo but not available for purchase.
- approximate measurement - 3/4" (19mm)
- shown with a 1937 US dime for scale
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp.
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout.
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Impressed with history!