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Early Victorian “For Auld Lang Syne” Snake Seal


The lyrics of “Auld Lang Syne” are in the Scots language. The title, translated literally into standard English, is Old Long Since. Essentially, it's about old friends having a drink and recalling adventures they had long ago. First written in 1788 but still relatable. A snake forms the setting.


  • Materials

    14k gold cased, agate, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1840

  • Condition

    Very good - spots of wear to the gold casing

  • Size

    3/4" length including the bale, 5/8" width, 18" chain

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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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