Georgian "Fides Telum" Carnelian Intaglio Ring

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In carnelian, an intaglio wax seal depicting a scene of a woman in bodice and drapery looking up and pointing toward the heavens with God's rays shining down. She stands beside an urn and plinth, her hand rests on a large oval personal insignia with the initials WT (or TW) and the motto "Fides Telum," or, "The impelling power of faith." Beneath the insignia, a memento mori skull. An exquisite carving that was likely housed in a fob and later remounted as a ring.