Recycled farthing coin complete with hand engraved traditional English scrolls and star burst-set emerald
Jenny Wremerald is the child of little Jenny Wren, a farthing (derived from the Anglo-Saxon feorthing, a fourthling or fourth part). This farthing was a coin of England, Great Britain, and finally of the United Kingdom. It was worth one quarter of a penny, or 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 complex songs. Quite symbolic! This delicate coin looks even prettier when it has been hand cut, filed and hand carved with traditional flourish scrolls. to finish the look, it’s polished and fitted with a precious emerald. The farthing used is given a fantastic new life as a pendant, which can be worn for any occasion. Check out these matching cufflinks, or this threepence to complete the haunting Irish folk theme, and compliment your Jenny Wremerald.
Size : diameter 20 mm