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Rare Nazi rotating Swastika ring, 18KWht gold pltd

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  • Closed: Thu 31 May 2007, 7:20 am
Listing #: 101527731
Rare Nazi rotating Swastika ring, 18K White gold plated

It is heavily coated in genuine 18k white gold (stamped by factory).It measures 6.5mm in width and 19mm in diameter.

The swastika is an ancient symbol that has been used for over 3,000 years. (That even predates the ancient Egyptian symbol, the Ankh!) Artifacts such as pottery and coins from ancient Troy show that the swastika was a commonly used symbol as far back as 1000 BCE.

During the following thousand years, the image of the swastika was used by many cultures around the world, including in China, Japan, India, and southern Europe. By the Middle Ages, the swastika was a well known, if not commonly used, symbol.

The word "swastika" comes from the Sanskrit svastika - "su" meaning "good," "asti" meaning "to be," and "ka" as a suffix.

Until the Nazis used this symbol, the swastika was used by many cultures throughout the past 3,000 years to represent life, sun, power, strength, and good luck.

Even in the early twentieth century, the swastika was still a symbol with positive connotations. For instance, the swastika was a common decoration that often adorned cigarette cases, postcards, coins, and buildings. During World War I, the swastika could even be found on the shoulder patches of the American 45th Division and on the Finnish air force until after World War II.

Shipping details

  • $0.90  envelope post anywhere in new zealand
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

Payment details

  • NZ bank deposit
  • Cash
  • Cash

About the seller

emilyquelch (278 278 positive feedback)
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  • Member since Oct 2005

Closes: Thu 31 May, 7:20 am. 2007 This auction used auto-extend.