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Catalog Number 01.C.14c
Object Name Seal
Title Seal
Artist Unknown
Description Brass, oval seal with wooden handle. Seal contains a crest flanked by two dogs and "FUIMUS TROES FUIT ILIUM" on banner at bottom.
Label The purpose of the seal is unknown, as there appears to be no organization or family who used this motto. "Fuimus Troes Fuit Ilium" loosely translates to "We used to be Trojans, there once was a Troy," a quote from Virgil’s Aeneid.
Material Wood and brass
Dimensions H-1.25 L-4.5 D-1.25 inches
Credit line American Philosophical Society