The lion (King of the beasts) facing right reflects readiness to do battle and the unicorn facing left represents the sign of compassion. In the Old Testament, the unicorn was the symbol of incarnation which is perhaps why, during the Middle-ages, its horn was used as an antidote for all poisons. Both symbols being used on the Royal Crest suggests the connection between Royalty and the Church (The King being the head of the Church of England. "Royal decree by Divine Right.") The shield includes the harp which is symbolic of both Ireland and Wales and emblems of the six states that make up the United Kingdom are all represented showing the Royal Family belongs to the entire realm. This horse brass was designed and manufactured by ARMAC Brassworks in England where they have been creating quality brassware for more than 75 years. Cast with a first-run ingot brass mix rich in copper for superior colour and durbility, hand filed to remove any rough edges and polished to enhance the true beauty of high quality brass.
HORSE BRASS: MONARCH COLLECTION: Royal Coat of Arms.
The lion facing right of the shield is "rampant" (ready to do battle); the unicorn facing to the left, is reflecting the protective side of its personality. These symbols are used by royalty to extend its dedication to the safety and welfare of the people. The lion is King of the Beasts and stands for fierce loyalty and bravery in the face of danger. The Unicorn on the right of the shield is worthy of note. It is considered the ultimate symbol of chastity, the courtly symbol of sublimated desire, and in the Old Testament, the symbol of the incarnation. During the middle-ages, its horn was used as an antidote for all poisons. It is symbolic of the conquering of sin by the Messiah and its use on the Royal Crest suggests the connection between Royalty and the Church: the King being head of the Church of England… "Royal decree by Divine Right." The shield includes the harp which is symbolic of both Ireland and Wales and emblems of the six States that make up the United Kingdom: England, Ireland, Isl.of Man, Isl.of Wight, Scotland, and Wales. It shows a united kingdom that was invisioned by Edward 1 in the 13th century, announcing that the Royal family represents all the citizens of the Kingdom regardless where they live.