John Dee Elder Sign - Collector's Edition John Dee completed the first English translation of the Necronomicon from the Latin in the early 1600s. His manuscript describes the magical Omen Antiquitatum - the Elder Sign. We have followed his instruction precisely, using acid to etch Dee's Elder Sign onto a plate of genuine copper. The result is a striking recreation of a magical artifact used to keep the forces of the Mythos at bay. (Click to view: 782×782).