Offering hope, swiftness, protection and a reminder of mortality to its wearer, a wonderful armorial skull crest shield wax seal necklace pendant.
- description -
The skull family crest depicts a central shield, quartered with anchors in two of the quarters and a tiny skull above crossbones in the center. This sits below a helm and a winged anchor crest. The letters ACL and GVR flank the crest, presumably the initials of the original owner and his wife... a lovely shared family seal.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the skull and crossed thighbones symbolize mortality, the anchor symbolizes hope and the set of wings represent swiftness and protection.
Hand cast from a late 17th or early 18th century European armorial crest steel desk wax seal, partially pictured in the 2nd photo.
- approximate measurement - 3/4” x 7/8" (19mm x 21mm)
- wax seal charm metal - fine silver (.999 pure and recycled 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!