A fabulous skull and crossbones wax seal necklace over a banner within which are the words OR GLORY, creating the rebus sentiment DEATH OR GLORY … wonderful historic wax seal jewelry
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the skull and crossbones are symbolic of mortality and a reminder that death comes to all living things. Along with the rebus motto DEATH OR GLORY it becomes a talisman for courage, perseverance or victory.
- approximate measurement - almost 3/4“ x 3/4” (18mm x 19mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- photographed with a 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
- if you prefer an antiqued (oxidized) chain please add a note at checkout
Hand crafted from a lovely Victorian era (1837 - 1901) fob seal, shown in the photos but not available for purchase.
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The skull and crossbones Death or Glory emblem historically belonged to the 17th Lancers regiment, a first generation Lancers military group of front line soldiers from the British Army.
There is SO much more to write about this special wax seal, including the 17th Lancers involvement of the American War of Independence, the American Revolutionary War, in 1775 - 1783, from the Battle of Bunker Hill to Philadelphia where the 17th Lancer Captain Stapleton handed General Washington the final British notice of the cessation of hostilities on April 17th in 1783.
Impressed with history!