Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

*CONFEDERATE ~ 24-Karat Gold Plated Virginia Unique Buckle Made by Webb and Bonella of London, England Sic Semper Tyrannis Heavily plated in 24-Karat gold, this extremely rare Confederate buckle bears the striking image of the Roman goddess Virtus standing victorious over a body symbolizing Tyranny, her sword and spear in hand. Surrounded by the Virginia motto of ‘Sic Semper Tyrannis’, Latin for ‘thus always to tyrants’, she is a proud reminder of the independence of spirit of all...

480 BC - Spartan King Leonidas, 300 Spartans, and their allies make a sacrificial last stand at Thermopylae against Xerxes and the Persians. King Xerxes demands the surrender of the Greeks weapons, to which King Leonidas replies, "Molon Labe", or "Come and take them." (See: Texas Independence, "Come and Take It" flag).

"Thus always I rip off tyrants' life" A common joke in Virginia, referencing the image on the seal and dating at least as far back as the Civil War, is that "Sic semper tyrannis" actually means "Get your foot off my neck." the principal figure ... representing Liberty, who, with a lance in her right hand, is standing over the conquered and prostrate tyrant, and apparently trampling on him with her heel."

Sons of Liberty Tees: Sic Semper Tyrannis - Don't Tread on Me Rattlesnake - American Venom : T-Shirt - T-Shirts