An interesting example of the transformation of a symbol into an emblem is found in the case of the triskele or triquetra.
I have already (p. 213) referred to the ultimate fate of the triskele.
The triskele and the circles are sometimes found on faces figured on coins.
It is clear the was a far older and more widely spread symbol than the triskele, as well as a more purely Aryan one.
In various places transition occur between the tetraskele and triskele (Fig. 130, I).