King John

King John – Obverse in Red – Great seal.

£13.99

These seals are from a private collection put together many decades ago by an English gentleman, scholar and avid collector of great royal seals. Lost and forgot about for many years they have only just recently been found and reproduced making them available for the collector again.

Product Description

King John.

Great Seal – Obverse – Red.

This is the great seal of King John of England.

King john also known as Bad king John, best remembered for being the worst king that England ever had. A horrid fat little man, jealous and envious of his great dashing brother Richard to whom he succeeded to the thrown. He was a cruel, self-indulgent, selfish and avaricious man, making him very unpopular to all. He was excommunicated by the Pope. He was forced to sign the Magna Carta which reinstated the rights of all his subjects. John died from over eating in 1216.

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.

• Our Exclusive & unique range of items make the most perfect & unusual gift for all occasions and one that shows a true thought in choosing from the sender

• This is a great opportunity to purchase a true piece of England’s Rich cultural History.

• All our items are handmade in the UK by Oakapple Designs Ltd

Approximately 9 cm in diameter and comes with D-Ring to wall mount