2021英國英女皇神獸系列 - 格里芬獅鷲 .999精鑄銀幣10盎司
On 2 June 1953, Queen Elizabeth II arrived at Westminster Abbey to be crowned before the nation. Outside the entrance, ten heraldic creatures formed a guard of honour in a striking illustration of the royal line of descent. Taking its place amongst them was the Griffin of Edward III.
Part lion, part eagle, the griffin combines the courage of the king of beasts and the air, to create a creature more powerful than either. In heraldry the griffin is a sentinel, often standing guard on roofs and doors, and is a guardian of sacred objects and a talisman against evil. First used as a royal beast by Edward III, the epitome of medieval kingship, the griffin’s coronation shield depicts Windsor Castle, where Edward founded the Order of the Garter in 1348.
Recast on a coin, the griffin completes the line-up of The Queen’s Beasts in the collection – all ten beasts stand together at last. Available in a range of limited-edition gold and silver Proof editions, as well as a Brilliant Uncirculated edition, designer Jody Clark tempers the fantastical with realism to convey the griffin’s majesty.
• The tenth coin in our hugely popular Queen’s Beasts Collection
• Complete your collection of Queen’s Beasts coins
• Both sides of the coin were created by the prestigious designer Jody Clark
|生產商||The Royal Mint|