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A ram's head might have been worn to show the patronage of, or devotion to, a deity. For a Greek or an Etruscan, a ram's-head pendant may have been an exotic, “Oriental” magical amulet, a talisman of protection, one that symbolized the power or knowledge of Egypt, the Punic world, or the Near East.

Likely custom commissioned and created at the highest level of craftsmanship, this Etruscan revival example is incised Paris, with the original owner's initials. Often seen as a symbol of homosexuality as well, a pair of ram heads threaten to lock horns with a long pin intersecting their negative space. 


Materials and Features: sterling silver 

Age/Origin: French, Napoleon III Period, Victorian, c. 1870

Measurements: 1.75", 18 grams

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.  

Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.

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