Recycled Irish Threepence coins
The three-pence coin was a pre-decimal coin worth 1/80 of an Irish pound. The Irish name (leath reul) literally meant “half reul”, the reul being a sixpence coin worth the same as the Spanish real.
The nocturnal hare, signifying the moon who dies every morning and is resurrected every evening, also represents the rebirth of nature in spring. Both the moon and the hare were believed to die in order to be reborn. The hare has become a symbol of immortality and independence (since they are capable of looking after themselves within hours of being born). This lovely little coin looks even prettier when it has been hand filed, polished and set as a cufflink. A pair of old Irish thupences given a fantastic new life as a a pair of timeless, wearable cufflinks with a fantastic history and associated symbolism.
The high quality, hard wearing stainless steel cufflink base works beautifully with the original Irish hare coin. They are presented in a stylish gift box.
Size : approx diameter 17 mm