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1959 Finland 5 Markka coin pendant Finnish hannunvaakuna Looped square Scandinavia Nordic Helsinki Viking Baltic Finns necklace n001959

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Finland 5 Markka FEATURING 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: 1 MARKKA • quantity 1 • demonetized (no longer in circulation) polished Nickel plated Iron coin • diameter: 18 mm • weight: 2.55 g ***Choose from drop down menu *** {2 mm thick cords} 22" black cotton necklace 24" silver plated ball chain 1-1/8" silver color keychain with 30 mm ring {see last photo} ***If you need different length black necklace please leave a note upon checkout***