This wax seal pendant was cast from an antique stamp from the 1800's.
These were used to seal letters and correspondence and come is a huge variety of designs, mottos, sentiments, heraldry and proverbs...
This small antique wax seal impression features the image of a dove with an olive branch in its beak. An olive branch held by a dove was used as a peace symbol in 18th century Britain and America In ancient Rome, the defeated during a war used to hold an olive branch to indicate that they were pleading for peace.
According to Christian mythology, during the great flood, the dove sent in search of land by Noah, returned with an olive leaf.
The Roman poet Virgil (70-19 BC) associated "the plump olive" with the goddess Pax (the Roman Eirene) and he used the olive branch as a symbol of peace in his Aeneid/
"High on the stern Aeneas his stand, And held a branch of olive in his hand, While thus he spoke: "The Phrygians' arms you see, Expelled from Troy, provoked in Italy By Latian foes, with war unjustly made; At first affianced, and at last betrayed. This message bear: The Trojans and their chief Bring holy peace, and beg the king's relief."
Size.... The table of this ring measures 12.8mm approx. across the centre. This may vary slightly however as each one is made individually by hand.
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