Barcelos Rooster Pin
The Galo Barcelos symbolizes good luck in Portuguese culture and this pin will not only give you good luck, but good style too! Carry your "good luck" charm wherever you go!
- Hand made, hand painted.
- Cast metal.
- 3/4" (.75) inches H x 1/2" (.50) inches W
Brief History of the Galo De Barcelos: At a banquet given by a rich landowner in Barcelos, Portugal, a valuable piece of silver was stolen and one of guests was accused of the theft. The thief was tried by the court and was found guilty. In spite of the overwhelming evidence against him, he still protested his innocence. The magistrate granted the man a final chance to prove his case. Seeing a cock in a basket nearby he said, “If I am innocent, the cock will crow.” The cock crowed and the prisoner was allowed to go free.