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10K Gold Mount Vernon Intaglio Signet Class Ring


This is a lovely signet or class ring from Mount Vernon University.  The 10K ring holds an oval black glass intaglio of the Mount Vernon crest. An open book is atop a crest which reads "vincit qui se vincit", a common educational motto.  It translates to "he conquers who conquers himself" roughly meaning  "se vincere" to be interpreted as "to restrain oneself" ie. "to conquer one's own weaknesses/desires. If you can conquer that then you can conquer all.

The ring is a size 7. It is made out of 10K gold.  The oval black glass intaglio is not reversed, it measures 11.7mm x 9.7mm and weighs 5.5 grams. it is marked 10K and Josten 1952.  Great looking mid century ring.

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