Knights Templar Pendant or Watch Fob
by Barbara Peterson
Knights Templar Pendant - Front
This Knights Templar pendant or watch fob belonged to my maternal grandfather, who died in the mid 1940’s. I never knew him.
When my mother passed, it was in her jewelry box. I know very little about it except that it is a Knight Templar pendant or watch fob. I found similar ones listed on the internet.
This one is either 10K or 14K gold. (I did have it tested at a gold shop.) They offered me $225.00 just for the gold. It has four small diamonds in the crown. It has 5 garnets or rubies that go down the cross, with 6 garnets or rubies that go across the cross.
The words “IN HOC SIGNO VINCES” are in black enamel outside the crown, inside the “sun”. There is black enamel at the top of the crown, and around the outside. There are 2 swords under the “sun” that go from corner to corner.
The knight’s helmet on top moves back and forth.
On the back, there are the letters: T K S H T W S S. They are gold inside a white enamel circle.
It’s a beautiful piece and any information you might have would be appreciated.
Simon: What a nice piece of Masonic jewelry! Thanks for sending the photos, Barbara.
Would anyone like to share their Masonic knowledge and help Barbara better understand the symbolism and meaning of this fob, ...especially the letters: HTWSSTKS and the Latin phrase, “IN HOC SIGNO VINCES”?