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Antique Basque Coat of Arms ZAZPIAK BAK Signet Ring

$700.00

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Antique Basque Coat of Arms ZAZPIAK BAK Signet Ring

$700.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1860

A cool antique signet ring with an intriguing backstory... The words engraved under the head really give it away tbh... ZAZPIAK BAK, which translates literally as "the seven are one," and it's the informal name for the Basque coat of arms (as featured on the face). The crest comprises the heraldic arms of the seven provinces that make up the Basque Country, and the motto was attributed to the explorer Antoine-Thomson d'Abbadie in the late 19th Century from the Basque words zazpiak (the seven) and bat (one). The motto is based on a similar one fashioned by the Enlightenment society Real Sociedad Bascongada de Amigos del País in 1765, Irurac bat, "the three [are] one". The ring is modelled in silver, dates from the latter half of the 19th Century, circa 1860.

MEASUREMENTS 

Head: 1.1 x 1.2cm

Width of band: 3.8mm

WEIGHT 

4.4g

MARKS 

French Boar Silver Hallmarks

CONDITION 

Very good, with fine antique patina

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