Byzantine Double-Headed Eagle – Lapel Pin (ST10)
Set of two small lapel pins with the Byzantine Double Headed Eagle. Elegant and discreet, they are worn on the lapel of a jacket or coat. They depict the emblem of the glorious Byzantine Empire and are here to add a subtle air of “dapper” to your look!
Dimensions: 1.5 x 1.5
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Small Lapel Pins decorated with Byzantine Double-Headed Eagle
Small Lapel pins with Byzantine Double – Headed Eagle customize your attire to your personal style. They are made with great attention to detail and have decorative and symbolic meaning as they bring to mind the glory and grandeur of the Byzantine Empire.
They can be worn both by men and women and apart from accessorizing your outfit, they also ensure that your suit or dress becomes the focus of attention and compliments. Their shape and size makes them ideal to adorn the lapel of your coat and jacket. They can be worn even on sweaters, shirts or scarves.
Double- Headed Eagle: a historic symbol
Double-headed eagle is a very common theme in silverwork. Depictions of the eagle can be found in ancient weapons, brooches, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, cigarette cases, swards, various amulets and other precious objects of our culture.
As an emblem, the double-headed eagle is inseparably linked with the history of the Byzantine Empire. According to legend the eagles flying over the Byzantine Empire showed to Great Constantine the place where he should build the new capital of His great empire. The shape of the eagle also expressed the divine inspiration of Saint John the Evangelist.
Double – headed eagle is currently the symbol of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
Carrying a centuries old history, the design of the double-headed eagle was altered by John Vatatzes (1193- 1254). Thus, the double-headed eagle has nowadays a sword in its right paw and a globle with a cross in its left.
The package includes two pins with dimensions 1.5 x 1.5 cm each
Dimensions: 1.5 x 1.5 cm
Net Weight: 4gr