As Queen Elizabeth II arrived at Westminster Abbey in 1953 for her official coronation ceremony, she was greeted by 10 heraldic beast statues. These statues, carved by James Woodford, were reflective of the heraldic beasts that have featured, and in some cases still feature, in the Royal Arms of England. The most prominent of these remains the Lion of England. Today, 10 oz Antique Finish Silver Queen’s Beast The Lion of England Statues are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to you inside of shipping boxes with protective wrapping materials and a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Powerful Lion of England image!
- Casting limited to 100 statues only!
- Consists of Ten Troy ounces of actual silver content.
- Impressive rendition of the Lion of England supporting the Royal Arms of England.
- Antique finish.
- Individual serial numbers on the base of the statue!
The Lion of England was established as the official and primary heraldic beast by King Richard I. Better known as Richard the Lionheart, King Richard I was the second Plantagenet monarch in England and carried a lion as part of his personal badge that had descended to him through King Henry II, the first Plantagenet monarch, and Geoffrey Plantagenet, the Count of Anjou and man through whom the Plantagenets laid claim to the throne of England.
All of the 10 oz Antique Finish Silver Queen’s Beast The Lion of England Statues listed here are available to you with an antique polish that brings out the intricate details of the overall design while lending heirloom quality to this brilliant piece. The statues ship individually in standard boxes with protective packaging materials around the statue. A numbered Certificate of Authenticity is available with your purchase and has the same serial number you will find laser-engraved on the base of the statue.
The Lion of England has long been the most important heraldic beast in the history of the Royal Arms of England. It is the lion that supports the modern Royal Arms of England alongside the Unicorn of Scotland, and the lion is also at the heart of the individual coat of arms of England: the famed Three Lions design.
In the design of the10 oz Antique Finish Silver Queen’s Beast The Lion of England Statues, you see a powerful lion seated on its hind legs with its forepaws supporting a quartered shield. The lion wears the Imperial State Crown of the monarch. The quartered shield has the coat of arms designs for England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, representing the nations of the United Kingdom. Those symbols appear as the Three Lions of England, the Lion of Scotland, and the Harp of Ireland.
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