Bird coin earrings, bird on a wire from an original coin from Cyprus. This bird was hand stamped onto copper using the vintage original coin with Cyprus Wheatear and an Olive branch. The coin earrings are patinated carefully to bring out the design and coated with high grade jewelry clear coat to seal from tarnish.
After gaining its independence from the United Kingdom in 1960, Cyprus continued to use the decimalized pound introduced by colonial authorities in 1955. To determine the designs of the new coins, the Central Bank of Cyprus held a design competition around 1983, and ultimately selected the submissions of Clara Zacharaki-Georgiou, a Greek-born Cypriot. This coin features the Cyprus wheatear (Oenanthe cypriaca) perched on an olive branch. This small insectivorous passerine bird breeds exclusively in Cyprus during warmer months, and migrates to Ethiopia and the Sudans during the winter.
Handcrafted stainless steel earwires. (hypoallergenic) Copper disc shape is 1 inch round.
Made in USA.