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Georgian “Fidus Amicie” Swivel Fob

$1,500

A Georgian three-sided swivel seal fob with the crest of Walter-Frederick Campbell Esquire of Woodhall, Lanark, a lovely agate specimen and a bloodstone seal with the initials “WC”. The crest, as described in Fairbairn's Book of Crests, depicts “a griffin erect, between the forefeet the sun” beneath the motto “Fidus Amicie,” Latin for “faithful friendship.”

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  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), agate specimen, carnelian bloodstone, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1820

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    1 1/2" length, 18" chain

Georgian

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17141837

please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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