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An outstanding sterling silver wax seal tie tack - scatter pin, lapel pin - depicting a skull surrounded by the words ES FVI SVM ERIS ... a captivating treasure reminding us that death comes to all living things - a stunning memento mori wax seal men's accessory and jewelry.

- description -
The shiny skull is surrounded by the classical Latin words ES FVI SVM ERIS, written in the old Latin alphabet style when the shape of the letter V represented both the vowel U and the consonant V.
Now that the letter U has been added to the Latin alphabet it would read ES FUI SUM ERIS.
Either way, it translates THOU ART, I WAS, I AM, THOU WILT BE
or AS YOU ARE NOW SO ONCE WAS I, AS I AM NOW SO MUST YOU BE.

- symbolism -
In heraldry, the skull is a symbol of mortality and a reminder that life is short so make it matter!

Hand cast from a beautiful gemstone wheel wax seal, that dates back to the Georgian era (1714 - 1830) and shown in the last photo but not available for purchase.

- approximate wax seal measurement - 5/8" x almost 5/8" (17mm x 15mm)
- shown with an old US dime for scale
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- tie tack clutch - stainless steel

Impressed with history!