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Impression from the Great Seal of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth, 1194-1240

Impression from the Great Seal of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth, 1194-1240
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This item comes from: National Museums & Galleries of Wales (Item reference: 69.97/1).  If you would like to see the original item, or require information regarding copyright, please contact the repository/contributor named above.


Llywelyn ab Iorwerth (AD 1194 - 1240) married Joan, daughter of King John, but he spent much of his time fighting the English army. Llywelyn united Wales by finally capturing southern Powys from prince Gwenwynwyn.

This seal impression show the prince in armour galloping on horseback, he holds a broad sword in his right hand. The seal depicts him as a feudal magnate on a war-horse.

Gathering the Jewels ref: GTJ31269

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