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1 1989.43.729 Brooch Two Denmark currency coins soldered together to make a brooch. Brooch pin is on back. The two Danish coins are 8 skilling. A skilling is a former silver coin used om Scandinavian countries. On the front side of the coins, in the center is a 5 and C intertwined, representing King Christian V of Denmark, reigning during the time of production. A royal crown is at the top and the words IVSTITIA and PIETATE in Latin along the edging. IVSTITIA translates to Law and PIETATE translates to Piety. The number 8 is at the bottom representing 8 skilling. The coin on the right has some copper rot. The back side of the coin at the top has the Roman numerals VIII for 8 skilling at the top and two small stars on either side. The words SKILLING DANSKE is in the center. At the bottom is the date 1694 one coin and 1695 on the other coin. At the bottom is a small symbol with two small stars on either side. 1989.43.729 (Brooch) image