Brass, oval seal with wooden handle. Seal contains a crest flanked by two dogs and "FUIMUS TROES FUIT ILIUM" on banner at bottom.
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-2 L-5 D-1.5 inches|
|Credit line||American Philosophical Society|