Dried Orange Skin Patch Box Sicilian Antique C1900.

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Unusual but Beautiful Dried Orange Skin Patch Box Sicilian Antique C1900. With a white metal plaque on the lid depicting the 'trinacria'. Approved for the Sicilian flag in February 2000, but the flag itself dates back to 1282. Trinacria is also the ancient name of Sicily.  In its middle, the (winged) head of Medusa and three wheat ears which symbolizes the fertile land. The three bent legs are supposed to represent the three points of the island Sicily itself(The same three bent legs are used in the Flag of Isle of Man).The head of Medusa in the flag is for protection of the island.

 

Dimensions are: Height 3 cm or 1.18" Diameter 5 cm or 1.96"

 

Weight 23.2 gr or 15 dwt



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