Tuesday, March 21, 2006

pawn shop windows

i have always had a fascination with pawn shops,
only been in a few, but i Always look in the windows whenever i see one.
so many stories of history & woe in them.
but i ask you all, what is the symbol that is shown commonly in these
shops? the three balls at the end of an upside-down trident...
anyone know the story?

(took this one in Pasadena, but seriously doubt that Mimi ever had occasion to visit her local pawnery. !)

1 comment:

Byl said...

In actuality, the three gold balls are a symbol of the Medicis, a family of powerful merchants in Florence, Italy during the Middle Ages and Renaissance.