Roman Bronze \'Swastika\' Brooch with Lightning Bolts : Lot 624

NormBanks

NormBanks

2015-07-06 11:35:16

Really interesting artifact: a Roman "swastika" brooch. I wouldn't wear this today in case people got the wrong idea even though it's got absolutely nothing to do with Nazism.
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NormBanks

RodBear

2015-07-06 11:35:16

I know what you mean Norm - you see it and have a reaction because of what it has come to mean.

NormBanks

Hank Williams

2015-07-06 11:35:16

The ancient Hindu swastika spins clockwise. The Nazis, based on Thule Society doctrines, reversed theirs so it spun counter clockwise to invoke negative energies. Instantly a 10,000 year old symbol became hijacked and few, if any, even notice the difference. Shame really




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