During the 5th century, it was present in coins minted by the Persian Sassanian Empire. The symbol was represented in the coins minted across the empire throughout the Middle East for more than 400 years from the 3rd century until the fall of the Sassanians after the Muslim conquest of Persia. The conquering Muslim rulers kept the symbol in their coinage during the early years of the caliphate. As the coins were exact replicas of the Sassanian coins.The symbol is the conjoined representation of a crescent. Both elements have a long prior history in the iconography of the Ancient Near East.
As representing either the Sun. Or the Moon and Morning Star. Coins with crescent and star symbols represented separately have a longer history, with possible ties to older Mesopotamian.
The star, or Sun, is often shown within the arc of the crescent (also called star in crescent, or star within crescent, for disambiguation of depictions of a star and a crescent side by side). Has a patina that cannot be re-crated. Mounted on a period correct Bakelite & Brass radiator cap with visible hairline cracks in the outer bakelite that do not detract from the display of the piece. Heavy item, appears to be brass or bronze (with gold plating).
From a large and well kept pre-war mascot collection. Solid and attractive piece with original patina. Has been wiped with a cotton cloth only (after first picture was taken). Can be re-used on your Vintage era car or kept an interesting addition to your mascot collection.
The item "Vintage 1920's 1930's Gold Crescent & Star Radiator Cap Mascot" is in sale since Thursday, December 2, 2021. This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Parts & Accessories\Car & Truck Parts & Accessories\Exterior Parts & Accessories\Hoods\Hood Panels".
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