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    Posted 4 years ago

    Alan2310
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    Hello Followers, Visitors, Members and Friends from Collectors Weekly, 14-05-2017, 9:00 PM

    What a pleasant surprise to find such a scarce item at the thrift store.
    I found what is look to be a wax seal with the MOTO “nil desperandum”, do not despair, never despair.
    This is made in Green onyx stone with a very attractive design, this look to be hold by some kind necklace by the look of it.
    My trained eyes and the perseverance make me find this piece at the end of a very quite day Saturday, for a big $2.99.
    This piece depicted a shield, at the top piece middle 1-clover with a Horn below, inside the shield at the top 3-clover and Horn at the bottom shield 3-dear, at the bottom piece a banner with the inscription “ NIL DISPERANDUM”

    This little seal stand 1.75 inch tall, the base is 1.25 inch by 1 inch.

    Many Thanks Everyone for Viewing.
    Alan

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Lucky you ! They obviously didn't know what they had.
    2. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Wow ALan, what a beautiful and interesting find!
    3. IVAN49 IVAN49, 4 years ago

      https://www.houseofnames.com/horn-family-crest
    4. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      @bb2-agreed, obviously they not look closer that one, good for me.
      @Karen, yes beautiful little thing, definitely need more research to find out more.
      @ivan49, appreciate the link, deserve to be investigated that for sure.
      THANK YOU, to all of you for taking some time to commenting and for the love, much appreciated.

      Regards
      Alan
    5. skivatinitz skivatinitz, 4 years ago
      very fortunate indeed
    6. NoraTheTreasureHuntress NoraTheTreasureHuntress, 4 years ago
      Appears to be banded agate stone, which generally came out of Scotland. Possibly a Scottish coat of arms, and part of a chatelaine set.
    7. Alan2310 Alan2310, 4 years ago
      skivatinitz, yes i did realize that, since new year begin, really fortunate, BIG TIME, the god of finding it's on my side.
      Many thanks for commenting and for the love, much appreciated.

      Regards
      Alan

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