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Sicily XVI

The symbol of Sicily that has inspired an island much closer to home.

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And I thought this was the Legs of Man, how wrong can you be, but there could be a connection I suppose.
John Prior: The triskelion dates back to 300BC when it appeared on greek coins found in Syracuse.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 27 Jul 2011, 04:43
that would hurt smile
John Prior: Would add meaning to 'going for a spin' smile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Jul 2011, 07:16
Most intriguing, John! One could study this for hours to figure out what everthing means...especially for Sicily.
John Prior: I think the Greeks were responsible for this symbol as far as Sicily is concerned. Greek coins found at Syracuse, Sicily circa 350BC show this symbol. The triskelion turns up in different cultures, such as the symbol for the German city of Füssen.
Wow, what a figure. Great.
John Prior: Could be a great way to travel smile
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Jul 2011, 08:14
I shall have to look and see what it means now! It looks great against the texture of the stone smile
John Prior: I think the Greeks were responsible for this symbol as far as Sicily is concerned. Greek coins found at Syracuse, Sicily circa 350BC show this symbol. The triskelion turns up in different cultures, such as the symbol for the German city of Füssen.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 27 Jul 2011, 08:34
This looks fruity John.
John Prior: Lemons seem to be a national symbol also smile
My thought when I saw the thumbnail was the Isle of Man!
John Prior: I think the Greeks were responsible for this symbol as far as Sicily is concerned. Greek coins found at Syracuse, Sicily circa 350BC show this symbol. The triskelion turns up in different cultures, such as the symbol for the German city of Füssen.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 27 Jul 2011, 08:51
Interesting figure
John Prior: Thanks Vintage
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Jul 2011, 08:54
So that's where those Manx got the idea then!
John Prior: Perhaps Chris, Seafarers would have seen it, but it does show up in other cultures.
perfect subject for B&W
John Prior: Many thanks Chantal
If the wind was right you could really get moving. Of course this one is stuck in cement.
John Prior: Yes Mary, It would make a great windmill smile
Having been to the Isle of Man well over a dozen times that was my first thought from the thumbnail also. There surely must be some connection, the decorations on this are very attractive.
John Prior: I think the Greeks were responsible for this symbol - as far as Sicily is concerned. Greek coins found at Syracuse, Sicily circa 350BC show this symbol. The triskelion turns up in different cultures, such as the symbol for the German city of Füssen.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 27 Jul 2011, 21:14
this is really cool, nice find.
John Prior: Thanks a lot Otto
Nice and original detailĀ§ Very well seen!
Have a nice day.

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