Jenny Wren Blossoming
Farthing coin jewellery handmade and repurposed out of circulation 1930’s 40’s and 50’s Jenny Wren Farthing coins.
This adorable little bird became known as the ‘king of the birds’ when he rode on the back of an eagle. In our folklore the Wren was also the soul and symbol of the Oak King.
A farthing (derived from the Anglo-Saxon feorthing, a fourthling or fourth part) was a coin of England, Great Britain, and finally of the United Kingdom, worth one quarter of a penny, 1/960th of a pound sterling. Such coins were first minted in England in the 13th century, and continued to be used until 31 December 1960, when they ceased to be legal tender.
Most wrens are small and rather inconspicuous birds, except for their loud and often complex songs. Quite symbolic ! This lovely little coin looks even prettier when it has been hand cut, filed, hand carved with flowers or hearts, polished. An old farthing coin given a fantastic new life as a pendant. A lovely, original pendant with a fantastic history and symbolism. Farthing coin jewellery
Size : diameter 20 mm