2023 King Charles III Tudor Beasts 'The Bull of Clarence' 1oz 999.9 Gold Proof Coin
2023 King Charles III Tudor Beasts 'The Bull of Clarence' 1oz 999.9 Gold Proof Coin - Box / COA
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The Royal Tudor Beasts Collection
The Bull of Clarence is the fourth coin in a brand new series from the Royal Mint . Launched October 2021 the series will depict all 10 Tudor Beasts of Henry VIII which stand on guard at the entrance to the famous Kings favourite Palace Hampton Court.
The Black Bull of Clarence is a mighty, formidable beast and a heraldic symbol affiliated with the rise of the House of York during the fifteenth century. On its shield, the bull bears the Tudor Rose, which was created by Henry VII to symbolise his marriage to Elizabeth of York and the union of the two great houses, the House of York and House of Lancaster. Intent on establishing the might and power of the Tudor dynasty, as well as legitimising his position on the throne of England, Henry VIII chose the heraldic beast to flank the Moat Bridge leading into Hampton Court Palace, no doubt as an indication to anyone who entered that he was a true and formidable monarch.
The Black Bull of Clarence is the first coin in the series to feature the obverse portrait of King Charles III by Martin Jennings.
Alloy 999.9 fine gold
Reverse Designer David Lawrence
Obverse Designer Martin Jennings