Medieval London

Carved Stone Shield of the Arms of England and France

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Title

Carved Stone Shield of the Arms of England and France

Subject

Building Materials, Weapons and Armor

Description

Given this shield's weight and material manufacture, it was likely used for decorative purposes. It could also have been part of a greater stone effigy.In the mid-1800s, when the Guildhall was being reconstructed, this artifact was discovered in the roof of the building. The shield depicts six lions, divided into groups of three- the Royal Insignia of England- as well as a field of fleurs-de-lis- also depicted on the Royal Shield of France. The lions are set in a red backdrop while the fleurs-de-lis are set in a blue backdrop for the royal colors of England and France, respectively.

Publisher

http://archive.museumoflondon.org.uk/medieval/objects/record.htm?type=object&id=35570

Date

Late 14th century

Contributor

Tessa Bloechl

Rights

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/collections-research/about-collections/

Type

Still Image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Stone Shield

Physical Dimensions

Height: 630mm
Width: 510mm
Depth: 160mm
Weight: 38.5kg

Files

Carved Shield coat of arms.jpg

Citation

“Carved Stone Shield of the Arms of England and France,” Medieval London, accessed October 20, 2020, https://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/15.

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