Before the birth of Christ, the city of Byzantium (present day Constantinople) adopted the Crescent Moon as its symbol and placed it on its flag, perhaps in honour of the Goddess Diana, or possibly of the battle in which the Romans defeated the Goths. When the Ottoman Empire (Turks) conquered Constantinople in 1453, their leaders adopted the city’s flag and symbol as their own and ruled the Muslim world for the next 100 years. Osmond, founder of the Ottoman Empire, had a dream in which the Crescent Moon stretched from one end of the earth to the other and as a result, he decided to keep the Crescent as the symbol of the Empire. The five pointed star represents the five pillars of Islam while a six pointed star speaks of a magical shield possessed by King David that protected him from his enemies. European Crusaders returning home from fighting in the Holy Land brought the crescent moon to their home-lands because of their fear of the darkness of night during their long and dangerous journey home. Muslims (crescent) and Israelis (Star of David) find a common bond through Abraham.
Horse Brass: Star of David with Crescent
Horse Brass: Star Of David with Crescent.
Made in England by ARMAC Brassworks, Birmingham, England.
Individually hand-cast using only the finest British collector quality brass.
Hand-filed and hand-polished after casting.
New. We built our inventory by purchasing directly from ARMAC.
ARMAC Brassworks has been creating quality brassware for more than 75 years. Cast using a first-run pure ingot brass mix rich in copper for depth of colour and durability. Hand filed to remove any rough edges, then hand polished to enhance the natural beauty of quality brass.
|Dimensions||3.50 × 3.00 × .16 in|