King Henry III.
Great Seal – Obverse – Red.
This is the 1st great seal of King Henry III of England.
Henry III came to the throne of England at the age of 9 years old. Brought up by priests he was a religious man devoted to the church. Generally a weak king who was easily influenced. In 1264 Henry was captured by Simon de Montford during the rebellion of barons and was forced to set up Parliament in Westminster, this was the start of the house of commons. He was a great patron of the arts and architecture and ordered the rebuilding of Westminster abbey in the Gothic Style.
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 9 cm in diameter and comes with D-Ring to wall mount