Great Seal – Reverse – Red.
This is the 1st & 2nd great seal of James I of England.
James Stuart was the son of Mary queen of Scots and he was the first king to rule both England and Scotland. He came to the throne as Elizabeth appointed him as next in line after her death. James was more of a scholar than a man of action and ruled with great care. In 1605 he foiled the gun powder plot against him by Guy Fawkes when they tried to blow up the houses of Parliament. During his reign he published the new Authorised version of the Bible, this caused a stir with the Puritans and the Church. The Puritans also set sail for America in the Mayflower.
This reproduction is the reverse 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 16 cm in diameter and comes with D-Ring to wall mount