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   The trident, or tryzubis, is an important symbol of Ukrainian identity, representing the country's rich cultural heritage and its struggle for independence. As a state emblem, the tryzub dates back to the medieval empire of Kyivan Rus' when it was the coat of arms of several members of the ruling dynasty. In contemporary Ukraine, this cross has become a potent symbol of Ukraine's resistance to Russian invasion. 

    Historians have multiple interpretations on the origin of the symbol, including a falcon, an arched bow, the Holy Trinity, or an anchor. Depictions of a flying falcon with a Christian cross above its head have been found in Old Ladoga, the first seat of Scandinavian lineage. Such a falcon, along with a cross are also featured on the coins of Olaf Guthfrithsson, a Viking king of Dublin and Northumbria. In this cross, designed by Deanne McKeown, the tryzub has been combined with the Orthodox Catholic three-armed cross.

Dimensions: 2" x 3/4"

Ukraine Cross

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