Memento mori… a seriously small and simple 14k yellow gold skull wax seal necklace pendant... a captivating tiny treasure reminding us that death comes to all living things. Gorgeous wax seal jewelry. Did I mention that this guy is really tiny???
You could leave life right now... let that determine what you do and say and think ~ Aurelius
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the skull is symbolic of mortality so make now matter.
Hand cast from just a portion of an antique Georgian wheel wax seal (1714 - 1830), shown in the last photograph but not available for purchase.
The full size wax seal depicts a skull 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!
- approximate measurement - almost 3/8” (8mm without including the loop)
- shown with an old US dime for scale
- wax seal charm metal - solid 14k gold
- note the 10th photo depicts a sterling silver tiny skull wax seal pendant, same size
- chain - a 14k gold filled rolo chain with a lobster clasp.
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout.
- the 9th photo shows a great way to highlight that tiny gold skull charm, the hand swivel fob charm holder sold separately here.
Impressed with history!