St Piran flag lapel pin - Tin
St Piran flag lapel pin – a Cornish tin lapel pin with a cold enamel St Piran flag design. Stainless steel pin and pin back.
St Piran is the patron saint of tin miners and also the national saint of Cornwall. St Piran rediscovered tin-smelting when his black hearthstone, which was evidently a slab of tin-bearing ore, had the tin smelt out of it and rise to the top to form a white cross. From this came the St Piran flag which is the white cross on the black background that you can see all over Cornwall today. St Piran’s day is celebrated annually on 5th March.
Width: 19mm Height: 13mm Supplied in a satin and velvet-lined gift box.
Made in Cornwall by St Justin