1st Great Seal – Obverse – Red.
This is the 1st great seal of King Stephen of England.
Stephen came to the throne in 1135 AD, he was the grandson of William the Conqueror, although it was Matilda who was next in line to the throne it was decided that a woman could not rule the country and therefore the throne was passed to Stephen. A weak King the country was almost destroyed by the constant raids by the Scots and Welsh. Matilda invaded from Anjou in 1139 and a decade of civil war began known as The Anarchy, under a treaty known as the Treaty of Westminster it was Matilda’s son Henry that would be next in line to the throne when Stephen died.
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