Early Victorian Heraldic Intaglio Spinner Seal Fob For Sale
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Early Victorian Heraldic Intaglio Spinner Seal Fob


This attractive antique spinner fob is set with two carved stone panels: one bloodstone, the other carnelian agate. Each panel is carved with a heraldic crest, above Latin motto. The words read "VIVERE SAT VINCERE", or "To Conquer is to Live Enough". According to Fairbairn's Book of Crests, depicted is: "a savage's head affrontée couped below the shoulders", and was adopted by the De Moleyns family in England. Modelled in 18ct yellow gold.


  • Creator
  • Of the Period
  • Place of origin
    United Kingdom
  • Date of manufacture
    Circa 1850
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 0.95 in. x W 0.83 in.

    H 24 mm x W 21 mm

  • Weight
    7.5 g
  • Seller location
    Sale, GB
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