This item sold on August 20, 2012.
This pendant, made from carved boxwood and hung on a leather cord, follows the theme of a memento mori. On one side, with a skull, are inscribed the words 'AS I AM', and on the on the other, in the form of a bearded monk, are the words 'SO SHALL YE BE'. Such items were common in the medieval, tudor and English Civil War periods and as such this item is suitable for re-enactors as well as collectors of memento mori/vivat ephamera. Approx ht 45mm