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Originally posted by canofnothing
It has something to do with the fact that there are 6 prongs.
According to Painton Cowan, Rose windows use geometry in three different ways; manifest, hidden, and symbolic.
Manifest:"That which makes the most immediate impact on the eye. . . the web of complexity and precision. . . each space defined by a yet smaller geometric figure - trefoil, quatrefoil, rosette, spherical triangle. . . within these can often be seen an even finer pattern woven into the glasswork . . . right down into every fibre and corner of the cosmic rose."
Hidden: "The secret geometry of the relationships and proportions of the parts."
Symbolic: "A kind of shorthand, where geometric figures represent different things."
Originally posted by smurfy
Since the shield is well represented in more that one "coin" and that it seems to be a symbol of security,
my view is that they are tree's not arrows ,the object in the sky is signifying " giver of life, protector and creator ...love the coins s&f my friend
Originally posted by Gazrok
I'd say this example kind of nails it.
From this coin, it is pretty easy to make the sacred shield story stick...as here, it is protecting from the enemy's attack....
edit on 3-3-2011 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)