Irish Deer Coin Ornament with Connemara Heart & Ulster Marble 5003
This coin Ornament has an Irish 1 pound (Irish Punt) coin attached. The ancient Irish Harp is shown on one side with the image of the now extinct Irish Deer on the other. This is the Irish Swamp Deer or Red Deer or Irish Elk or simply the Irish Giant Deer. The animal was one of the largest deer to ever roam the earth standing nearly 7 feet tall with antlers 12 feet across tip to tip. Records show it lived in Ireland and throughout Eurasia 7,700 years ago. It is believed they died out due to starvation during the ice age. Coin Date Range 1990 to 2000. 3.25" Length Ornament A great coin ornament showing an animal that can now only be seen in museums. A polished green Connemara Marble Heart Stone and Ulster, Ireland white stone connect the ornament to the hanging hook provided.