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Georgian “Tecum Vivere Amem” CitrineSeal Necklace

This early 1800s fob was designed to be stamped in hot wax to create a seal correspondence. A Georgian era writer of letters would have a variety of seals on hand with different images and phrases that would give the receiver an indication of the message’s tone. This gold-cased fob features a citrine intaglio with the Latin phrase “Tecum Vivere Amem, Tecum Obire Libens” surrounding a forget me not. The quote comes from the Roman poet, Horace, and translates as “I would love to live with you, willingly would I die with you.”


  • Materials

    gold cased fob, citrine intaglio, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1800

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    1" x 1/2" 18" chain

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