Name: Johannes (Jan Slepy = John the Blind)
Title: King of Bohemia and Count of Luxembourg
Type of Seal: obverse of two sided seal
Date: 1309
Price: $48.00
Size: 96 mm; (3.7 in)
Inscription: IOHANNES DEI GRATIA REX BOEMIE AC LUCEMBVRGENSIS COMES
Comments: The feathers on the helmet of John the Blind play a very important role in English history. In a battle against Edward the Black Prince John the Blind was killed. Edward admired his adversary very much and to honor him he plucked two feathers from his helmet to incorporate them later in his seal for the Duchy of Lancaster. Since those days all seals for the Duchy of Lancaster show these two feathers. One can also see them still today on the British two pence coin. Edward started also using John's humble motto: ich dien = I serve


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Holy Roman Empire
Bohemia - Rulers

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