A SUPERB AND RARE ~ Antique Russian Imperial presentation rose gold pocket watch by Paul Buhre (Pavel Bure), watchmaker to the Emperors of Russia. The cover is decorated with an enameled gold double headed Imperial eagle, circa 1916. Imperial watches with multi-color enameled eagle are very rare.
Double-Headed Eagle (The end product of the Magnum Opus). See also: Rebis in Alchemy, the divine Hermaphroditus (child of Hermes (Intellect) and Aphrodite (Feeling)), Ardanarishvara (androgynous form of Shiva merged with Parvati). // J. Augustus Knapp (1853-1938); from "The Secret Teachings of All Ages" by Manly P. Hall (1928).
The double-headed eagle first originated in the mighty Sumerian city of Lagash. From cylinders taken from the ruins of this ancient city, the double-headed eagle seems to have been known to the kings of the time as the Storm Bird. From the Sumerians this symbol passed to the men of Akkad, from whom it was brought to the Emperors of the East and West by the Crusades.
N♡T.Nicholas II, 1894-1917. GOLD Coinage with the name of Alexander II. 4 Ducats 1905. Gold. 12.76 gm. Bit 8 (R1), Basok – unlisted. Bust of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria right; legend around with the title of Russian Emperor Alexander II / Russian double-headed eagle.1,500.00USD
byzantian standards - it is interesting to see both past and future in this Byzantine standard. Its shape and design is clearly descended from the old Legionary Eagle standard, but its pennants include the double headed eagle - symbolising the Western and Eastern Roman empires - anticipating the emblems of imperial Russia and Austria.