Vintage Sterling Silver Lion Rampant Charm or Pendant
This is a figural sterling silver lion rampant charm or pendant. It has full mane, a sweet face and muscular body. It is able to stand on its own as it is well balanced. It stands 1 3/4" and is 1 1/2" wide and 1/2" deep. It weighs 12 grams and has been tested to be sterling silver.
A "lion rampant" is a lion depicted in profile standing erect with forepaws raised. The lion is a common animal in heraldry: it traditionally symbolizes courage, royalty, strength and valor. Alexander II started using the Lion rampant in Scotland in 1222.