King Richard I.
1st Great Seal – Obverse – Green.
This is the 1st great seal of King Richard I of England.
Richard I or better known as Richard the Lionheart. Richard was the 3rd son of Henry II, by the age of 16 he was leading an army and fighting in France. Richard spent all his time except for 6 months of his reign away from England. He used the countries revenue to fund his various military campaigns and ventures. He was the leading commander in the third Crusade, on his way back he was captured and held to ransom. The amount paid for his freedom virtually bankrupted the country. He died from a wound to the shoulder from a crossbow and died leaving no children.
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 7 cm in diameter and comes with D-Ring to wall mount