This is an impression of an antique wax letter seal. These seals would have been used originally to seal personal correspondence. This one dates from the 1800's.
It features the image of a stag with the Latin phrase ‘vincit veritas’ surrounding it. The phrase ‘vincit veritas’ translates to ‘truth prevails’ or ‘truth conquers’.
In heraldry the stag represents one who would rather stand his own ground than harm or attack another wrongfully, and one who will not fight unless provoked. The stag was associated with healing, for he knew which medicinal plants to take to shake off the hunter’s arrow. The person beatings this symbol was considered impervious to weapons, or in this case.... untruths.
This amulet was made with sterling silver and each piece by SWALK is made individually by hand.
The back of the amulet it stamped .925 and 'SWALK'.
This is one of the smaller seals in my shop. It’s is very petite, the photographs show the imagery enlarged, so you can see the imagery and the perfection of the seal.
*** this piece measures 12mm across the middle of the charm and 20mm down including the bail ****
* please note the size of this amulet. These pieces are small! The pictures may make it seem larger then it is. The writing is very clear, but very small.
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