Reimagined Components: The antique arcade token fit perfectly layered with a vintage dinar coin and bull skull. It shows how the many different facets of life can be worn together in harmony. It was finished by being strung together on 21 1/2" 4mm braided brass rope chain.
Components Found in: Flagstaff AZ & El Segundo CA
The dinar is the principal form of currency for many countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea and beyond. Historically its use was even more widespread. The term dinar itself has roots in the Arabic language and was originally borrowed from the Greek word "Demarion" which borrows its origin from the Latin Denarius which was a small silver coin the ancient Romans used.
Vintage arcade tokens hold a special place in our hearts, bringing back memories of that special place where mom or dad or whoever would drop us off with a little spending cash & let us be free! The four walls that marked the edge of the arcade might as well have been our whole universe as far as we were concerned, where anything goes and the little trinkets you could buy with those tickets, well, they were as good as gold.
~Bull, Long Horn~
I remember my first job working on a beef farm…the powerful bulls snorting in the cold morning air…their long horns like great dawn sabers…ready…stoic…solid…yet with the great beating of a warm and kind mammal heart resonating its low rhythms to the pasture below, the sky above and its herd to the sides. Let us never forget the respect that such animals deserve for their gifts and sacrifices to humankind.
Because of its virility, power, & regal presence, the bull has been a symbol of divine power, agriculture, sport & respect in many cultures.
After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.