Early 19th Century Amethyst Intaglio Ring


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The shield shaped amethyst panel carved with the pelican plucking its breast to feed its young with the motto Operibus Non Verbis, in a domed closed back foliate setting, Size : 7 Weight : 4.8g A partial inscription which translates to ‘and no words’ possibly from the motto, Operibus Credite, et non Verbis, which means.Believe in deeds, not words.