Ancient Greek tortoise/turtle coin necklace. Handmade sterling silver.
Ancient Greek tortoise/turtle coin necklace. Handmade sterling silver.
Ancient Greek tortoise/turtle coin necklace. Handmade sterling silver.
Ancient Greek tortoise/turtle coin necklace. Handmade sterling silver.
Ancient Greek tortoise/turtle coin necklace. Handmade sterling silver.

Ancient Greek tortoise/turtle coin necklace. Handmade sterling silver.

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swalk.ie
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€54,00
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€54,00
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Ancient Greek tortoise coin.

The tortoise was the symbol of the ancient Greek city of Aegina, on the island by the same name: the seal and coins of the city shows images of tortoises. This coin would have been struck circa 480 bc

... The tortoise was a fertility symbol in Greek and Roman times, and an attribute of Aphrodite/Venus.

The tortoise is a symbol of wisdom and knowledge, and is able to defend itself on its own. It personifies water, the moon, the Earth, time, immortality, and fertility. Creation is associated with the tortoise it is also believed that the tortoise bears the burden of the whole world.

Here I have taken my own little coin and cast it in sterling silver. It is perfect to wear as an accompaniment to your seals or on its own. One the reverse is SWALK and .925...

Please choose from the drop down menu how you would like your tortoise amulet:
on it's own,
with a chain of various lengths...

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Wax Seal Jewelry......
Each piece offered for sale is an imprint or cast of an antique wax seal from my personal collection. I use 100% sterling silver as this has the strength and durability needed for a piece of jewelry that is to be worn for years. All the jumps rings, clasps etc, are also sterling silver and each part is soldered, also for strength and durability. My intention is to make a piece that could become an heirloom too and for it to last generations.
Each piece is individually handmade and therefore no two pieces will be exactly the same, they will however be extremely similar. The mark of the maker has been purposely left on the casts. The signs of age, cracks and tool marks all add to the charm of the piece and are an intentional addition.

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