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Templar Wax Seal of the Army of Christ. Bronze Wax Seal Pendant Necklace. Sterling Silver Rollo Chain

Inscribed with the words, Sigilum Militum Xpisti meaning the "Seal of the Soldiers of Christ."

"Arise a knight..."
- from the film, Kingdom of Heaven

The Knights Templar, the legendary perhaps infamous Order of the Temple, known simply as Templars were among the most famous of crusaders... warrior monks wrapped in secrecy and mystery to this day. They truly left their mark on the world but their ways eventually led them to their own end.

Founded in 1129, the Order became a favored charity throughout Christendom and grew rapidly rose to great power during the Crusades. Templar knights, in their distinctive white mantles with a red cross, were among the most skilled and fearsome fighting units of the Crusades. The Order created one of the earliest forms of banking, established and protected trade routes and their fortresses still stand to this very day across Europe and the Holy Land.

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Our medieval wax seal pendant was hand cast in recycled bronze and fired in our kiln then oxidized for an old world antique finish. The pendant is roughly 1.5 inches in diameter. The sterling silver rollo chain and clasp is 18" long.

This item is custom made to order, please allow up to 7 business days for your order to be made.
Also please know that due to its hand made nature, each piece will vary slightly in appearance but never in quality.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate and we will be happy to help you.

All items will come in a gift box and bow, perfect for gift giving or giving the perfect gift to yourself!
Should you need a gift note to be included, please let us know in the notes section upon checkout.

Thank you for supporting Handmade!

xo

Renata and Jonathan

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The History of Wax Seals

The use of seals can be traced back to the world’s earliest civilizations.

The use of wax seals did not begin until the Middle Ages. Kings, clergy, and royal courts used them in issuing official decrees and authenticating documents. By the 13th century, the use of wax seals spread from aristocrats to the ordinary freemen. Each had their own seal, and in a time when many were illiterate, they were used in place of a signature to authenticate legal or personal documents.

The wax was pressed with a handheld stamp or with a signet ring bearing the owner’s crest or coat of arms. In fact, the kissing of a signet ring of a noble became customary as a sign of respect and allegiance. Later, monograms and novelty stamps featuring popular motifs (such as Aesop’s Fables) were used for personal correspondence and very in vogue during the Victorian era.

Though not of wax, collecting seals as Medallions also became fashionable for stops along the European Grand Tours of the 18th and 19th centuries, a tradition amongst the wealthy aristocracy. James Tassie, a Scottish engraver, reproduced many artistic works of antiquity in miniature, as well as portraitures of well-known people of his era and were highly collected.

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Templar Knights Wax Seal Necklace. Wax Seal Jewelry. Sterling Silver Chain. Bronze Unisex Pendant

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: bronze metal clay, sterling silver, patina
  • Made to order
  • Ships from New Jersey, United States to select countries.
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