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Silver Chain Necklace
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Anchor Medallion
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Anchor

Because of its importance in navigation, the anchor was regarded in ancient times as a symbol of safety. The Christians, adopted the anchor as a symbol of hope in future existence.

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Ankh Medallion
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Ankh

Symbol of Life and irresistible strength, the life-giving power of air and water. Egyptian

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Caduceus Medallion
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Caduceus

A caduceus or wand of Hermes was an ancient astrological symbol of commerce. Many medical groups have adopted the twin serpent caduceus of Hermes or Mercury as a medical symbol during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Claddagh Medallion
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Claddagh

One of Ireland's unique treasures, the "Claddagh" is a symbol of Love, Friendship and loyalty.

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Death's Head Medallion
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Death's Head

Immortality in the face of mortality; communion with the ancestors.

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Eye of Horus (Left) Medallion
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Eye of Horus - Left

The right eye of Horus is the Sun, his left, the Moon. Together they confer protection from evil and misfortune

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Eye of Horus (Right) Medallion
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Eye of Horus - Right

The right eye of Horus is the Sun, his left, the Moon. Together they confer protection from evil and misfortune

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Goddess Medallion
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The Goddess

The Mother Earth, abundant provider for all forms of life. Three phases of the Moon represent the seasons, or stages of a woman’s life: Maiden, Mother, and Crone. Neolithic

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Hand of Fatima Medallion
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Hand of Fatima

Healing and strength; portal to mystical vision. Islamic

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Harp Medallion
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Harp

Associated with sacred music from ancient egypt through modern times. It has been the emblem of Ireland since the 13th century.

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I Ching Medallion
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I Ching

The eight trigrams of elemental relationship surround the union of opposites. Chinese

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Jolly Roger Medallion
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Jolly Roger

The name "Jolly Roger" is thought to have come from joli rouge (pretty red), a French description of the bloody banner flown by early privateers.

The Skull and croosbones symbol was first used as a battle flag for the Knights Templar.

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Knight's Templar
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Knight's Templar

Knight's templar is among the the most famous of the Western Christian military orders.

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Labyrinth Medallion
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Labyrinth

The path of the initiate, symbol of the womb and cycle of birth, life, death, rebirth. Minoan, Hopi, Universal

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Laurel Wreath Medallion
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Laurel Wreath

The hero victorious over negativity and receiving the protection of Apollo

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Lightning Medallion
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Lightning

The highly energetic eightfold path of enlightened effort. Nordic

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Maltese Cross Medallion
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Maltese Cross

Oldest form of cross; from the Goddess temple on Malta.

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Morris Dance Sword Lock Medallion
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Morris Dance
Sword Lock

Sword Dancing is usually regarded as a type of morris dance. Revived in England from more ancient traditions, the swords are interlinked into a woven knot, known as a lock or nut, which is strong enough to be held up by one of the dancers.

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Norseman
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Norseman

The Vikings, also called Norsemen or Northmen, were members of the Scandinavian seafaring warriors who raided and colonized wide areas of Europe from the 9th to the 11th century and whose influence profoundly affected European history.

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Om Medallion
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Om

The Primal sound which gives rise to existence and brings harmony. Sanskrit 

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Pentagram Medallion
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Pentagram

The five points representing Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Spirit, interconnected as they truly are. Creates life

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Winged Scarab Medallion
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Scarab, Winged

To the ancient Egyptians, the scarab or African dung beetle, symbolized the the Sun’s heavenly circuit and its daily self-renewal. Carrying a solar disk upon its back, it represented the Sun’s cycle through the sky. Scarabs were also symbolic of resurrection.

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Sorcerer of Les Trois Freres Medallion
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Sorcerer of
Les Trois Freres

Interspecies communication. Inseparability and shape shifting. France  

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Spirit Ship Medallion
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Spirit Ship

Bringer of the Warrior’s spirit to the realm of the Gods. Vessel for our prayers. Nordic

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Sri Yantra Medallion
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Sri Yantra

The Universe born of the union of opposites. In the center is the primordial seed. Tantric, Hindu

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Templar Cross
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Templar Cross

The corss of the monastic/military order known as the Poor fellow-Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon, more commonly as the Knight's Templar. See also M\altese Cross (above)  

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Thor's Hammer Medallion
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Thor's Hammer

Mjööllnir, weapon of the Protector of the Universe. Protection from danger, good luck for brides. Nordic 

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The Traveler Medallion
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The Traveler

Ancient symbol for protection while traveling. Specifics of this symbol are unknown but elements of its design are common to the rose compass. Possibly Roma / Gypsy

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Triple Spiral Medallion
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Triple Spiral

From Newgrange in Ireland, representing the Triple Goddess and renewal of the Sun at Winter Solstice. Celtic, Prehistoric Ireland

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