Viking style Pin or Brooch for men or women, with a 1867-1967 Canadian copper penny coin. This particular coin has a bird image on the tails side, (dove) rather than the standard maple leaf.
Penannular means incomplete circle, and these brooches were originally designed as a utilitarian cloak fastener during the iron age. Often known as Celtic Brooches, worn by the Romans, Vikings, Irish, and Scottish among others. * Perfect for renaissance fairs, SCA or LARP fantasy costumes, or everyday wear with a casual, rustic vibe! *Penny, or one cent coin soldered on one side.
* Approx diameter is 1 5/8" *This pin was forged from heavy 10 gauge copper. * Hammered to add texture. Hand rubbed patina treatment to give it an old world, aged and oxidized appearance. These pins are not sharp as they are not meant to pierce through fabric but rather push between the woven fibers such as with knitted or crocheted scarves, or bunch up a lightweight scarf. There are quite a few helpful videos on youtube that demonstrate how to use these.