Gorgon Loop 1 Penni Finland Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Apple Command Key)
Gorgon Loop 1 Penni Finland Authentic Coin Charm for Jewelry and Craft Making (Apple Command Key)
Obverse: Four joined loops form design (Gorgon Loop / Saint Hannes Cross), date below.
Translation: Republic of Finland
Reverse: Geometric decorative motive flank denomination.
Period Republic (1919-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Value 1 Penni (0.01 FIM)
Currency New markka (1963-2001)
Weight 0.45 g
Diameter 15.75 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 3280
References KM# 44a, Schön# 48a
The looped cross (⌘) is a form of solar cross found throughout the Viking world. Variously it is known as a Gorgon Loop, looped square, Bowen knot, St. John's Arms/Cross of St John, Saint Hannes cross. The symbol appears on a number of old objects in Northern Europe. It features prominently on a picture stone from Hablingbo, Gotland, Sweden, that was created between 400 and 600 AD. It is also similar to a traditional heraldic emblem called a Bowen knot. 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 symbol later gained international recognition via computing. It is used on Apple keyboards as the symbol for the command key as well as in elementary OS as the symbol for the Super key.
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