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Finland Suomi 5 Pennia coin earrings Saint Hannes cross hannunvaakuna Helsinki Looped square Helsinki Espoo Tampere Vantaa Apple command key Bowen knot Finnic Uusimaa Pirkanmaa Jyväskylä Nordic e000315

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Finland 5 Penniä {1963-1977} 3S 

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.


• quantity 1 pair
• demonetized (no longer in circulation) polished Copper coins
• diameter: 18.5 mm
• weight: 2.6 g

• Style: steel fish hook ear wires with 6 x 2 mm coil
• Metal: gold plated surgical steel for sensitive ears
• Length: 19 mm top to bottom of loop in front
• Thickness: 21 gauge
• rubber stoppers included

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