The Queens Beast 'Black Bull of Clarence' Gold Coin - Limited Edition
Halfway there!! The 5th release in The Royal Mint’s Queen’s Beasts Collection is the Black Bull of Clarence.
The Black Bull of Clarence is a symbol of power and might, and is associated with the rise of the House of York during the fifteenth century.
It is believed that Edward IV’s army bore the bull on their shields in his victorious battle of 1461 after which he became the first Yorkist king of England.
The first appearance of the bull on the Royal Arms and on coins is thought to originate from the 1560s when Elizabeth I ordered the recoinage of all silver coins.