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1956 Finland 5 Markkaa coin pendant Finnish hannunvaakuna Looped square Scandinavian Nordic Vikings Finns Vantaa Oulu Turku Suomi n001959

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Finland 5 Markkaa {1953-1962} 7S 1H62

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front: Saint Hannes cross {looped square symbol}

In Finland, the symbol was painted or carved on houses and barns, and domestic utensils such as tableware, to protect them and their owners from evil spirits and bad luck. The oldest surviving example is a pair of 1000-year-old (Finnish pre-Christian period) wooden skis decorated with the symbol

The looped square (⌘) is a symbol consisting of a square with outward pointing loops at its corners. It is referred to by this name, for example, in works regarding the Mississippian culture.

It is also known as the place of interest sign when used on information signs, a practice which started in Nordic countries in the late 1960s. The symbol is known as Saint John's Arms or Saint Hannes cross (related to Swedish sankthanskors, Danish johanneskors, and Finnish hannunvaakuna), as Gorgon loop, and as command key symbol due to its use on the command key on Apple computer keyboards.

Lettering:
SUOMEN TASAVALTA
1958

Translation: Republic Of Finland

Engraver: Peippo Uolevi Helle

back: Grasped hands flank denomination

Lettering: 5 MARKKAA

• quantity 1
• demonetized (no longer in circulation) polished Nickel plated Iron coin
• diameter: 18 mm
• weight: 2.55 g

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