King Edward IV.
Great Seal – Obverse – Red.
This is the 5th great seal of King Edward IV of England.
Edward was the son of Richard Duke of York. A King with poor morals and one that was quite unpopular and disliked even by his contemporaries. He was Married to Elizabeth Woodville often referred to as the White queen and suspected of practicing witchcraft. Edward was one of three brothers, he will be remembered for having his brother George Duke of Clarendon murdered in 1478 on a charge of treason, this was done by drowning him in a barrel of wine. Edward died suddenly in 1483 leaving his son Edward aged 12 to be the next in line to the thrown.
This reproduction is the obverse side and has been taken from a copy that would have been produced directly from an original impression in wax. Preserved for hundreds of years this copy shows the fine detail of the original and makes the perfect addition for any collection.
Each monarch of England would have had their own unique great royal seal. These seals were affixed to documentation to show and prove their authentication and validate that they are genuine in the absence of the monarch themselves. Originally these would have been made from wax and held together a document or scroll by a cord passing through the wax seal.
Our reproductions capture all the fine detail of the original wax casting and are moulded and then hand cast in a resin composite to produce a very accurate and high quality reproduction.
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Approximately 12 cm in diameter and comes with D-Ring to wall mount