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Re: Heraldic, mythical, national and symbolic lions
« Reply #135 on: November 14, 2016, 04:20:51 PM »

German states (Schleswig-Holstein)
1850
1 Dreiling (Provisional Government Coinage)
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Re: Heraldic, mythical, national and symbolic lions
« Reply #136 on: November 14, 2016, 09:02:39 PM »
Good fun coin with a clear reference to the First Schleswig War. At least this story has a happy end.

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Re: Heraldic, mythical, national and symbolic lions
« Reply #137 on: November 26, 2016, 06:24:16 AM »
1/12 of a shilling from Jersey.

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Re: Heraldic, mythical, national and symbolic lions
« Reply #139 on: February 22, 2017, 08:31:58 PM »
Looking back over this thread, I see that some lions are holding a sword.





Kenya.





Iran.





The Netherlands: narrow blade.





The Netherlands: wider blade.





Finland.





UK shilling. This Scottish lion holds two swords.





Tunisia. Yes, that's a sword.





The Norwegian lion holds an axe.

 
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Re: Heraldic, mythical, national and symbolic lions
« Reply #140 on: February 22, 2017, 09:29:21 PM »
The Kenyan lions are holding spears.The Indian lion totes a (ceremonial?) trident. Muslim nation lions are more likely to hold a scimitar, but the Finnish lion tramples one (said to be Russian.) The Dutch lion looks like it's holding an infantry sword, while the British and Finnish lions are likely equipped with a cavalry sword. Hadn't noticed before that the Norwegian battle-ax is two-handed ... two-clawed ... whatever.

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Re: Heraldic, mythical, national and symbolic lions
« Reply #141 on: June 30, 2017, 09:28:27 PM »
Jersey, 50p, 1969.

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Re: Heraldic, mythical, national and symbolic lions
« Reply #142 on: July 09, 2017, 07:28:47 PM »
UK, 1 pound, 1994.  Scottish lion.

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Re: Heraldic, mythical, national and symbolic lions
« Reply #143 on: March 23, 2018, 04:10:51 PM »
Philippines, 10 piso, 1988.

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Re: Heraldic, mythical, national and symbolic lions
« Reply #144 on: August 18, 2018, 12:38:15 PM »
Holland, 1 duit, 1739.  Is that a hat on a stick? Nice coin, though. Let's hope Holland becomes independent again soon.

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Re: Heraldic, mythical, national and symbolic lions
« Reply #145 on: August 18, 2018, 01:10:24 PM »
A hat on a lance or spear, symbol of freedom, here independence. The fence is a heraldic device, known as a Holland garden. It is probably a reference to a medieval oak of justice, symbol of a jurisdiction. Both elements are common in the Republic, but are rarely used anywhere after the Napoleonic occupation.

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Re: Heraldic, mythical, national and symbolic lions
« Reply #146 on: August 18, 2018, 01:24:41 PM »
Thanks. So much for continued independence, then.  :(

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Re: Heraldic, mythical, national and symbolic lions
« Reply #147 on: August 18, 2018, 01:52:35 PM »
Holland was never independent. It was part of the Frankish empire, the Holy Roman Empire and the Duchy of Burgundy before the Dutch war of independence. It was the most important of the seven provinces that formed the Republic, though, because it had the deepest pockets, the largest port and the loudest mouth. Today, it is too dependent on the neighbours to do a Hollaxit. Now, maybe if they can merge with an independent California...

Peter
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