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.
STONES Bloodstone and Carnelian Agate
MEASUREMENTS 2.4 x 2.1cm - Diameter of panel: 1.4cm
MARKS No marks present, tests as 18ct gold
CONDITION Very good, with lovely antique patina
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