Lapel Pin - Russian Double Headed Eagle - Imperial Romanov Czar - Bright Enamels For Sale
The RussianDouble-Headed EagleLapel Pin
Show it off on your lapel or hat, or hang it in your car... Striking detail!Rich translucent red enamel with blue, white and black enamel accents and 14Kt bright gold plating over copper with a sturdy pinback.Actual size is about 1½". The Double-Headed Eagle has served as the Russian Royal Imperial Coat of Arms since the 15th century when it was brought by Tsar Ivan the III from Byzantium. It has served as the family crest of the Romanov Family since 1613. (This year, 2013, celebrates 400 years of the Romanov Family.) Upon the division of the Roman dominions into the Eastern and Western empires, and subsequently consolidated into "The Holy Roman Empire", the Double-Headed Eagle became the emblem of this double empire; one head looking, as it were, to the West, or Rome, and the other to the East, or Byzantium. Another explanation for the two heads: each head represents the Church and the State, respectively, ruling the one "Body Politic". The eagle, as a symbol, is of great antiquity. In Egypt, Greece and Persia, the eagle was sacred and a symbol of the sun.
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We also list a nice antique silver plate double headed eagle pin on . And our store has unique items with the Russian Double Headed Eagle Crest (boxes and decorative plates, for example).
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