ANTIQUE 15K GOLD MASONIC FOB 'AUDI VIDE TACE' EYE & EAR INTAGLIO SEAL c1800
An antique English, 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts, metal liner to bezel of base) Masonic fob; modelled as a stylized lyre, and set with an agate intaglio seal base, engraved 'Audi Vide Tace' (Hear, See, Be Silent) in reverse, above the image of an eye and an ear.
Unusual, very collectible & wearable too!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Some signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Some gold loss to base.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1800. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: 33 mm tall, base 23 x 17 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 10.8 grams.