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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.
- Of the Period
- Place of originUnited Kingdom
- Date of manufactureCirca 1850
- ConditionGood. Some light surface scratches to the stone panels.
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
H 0.95 in. x W 0.83 in.
H 24 mm x W 21 mm
- Weight7.5 g
- Seller locationSale, GB
- Seller reference number5392
- Reference numberLU17322326373
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