Arms of Oliver [Cromwell].
Engraved satirical armorial of Oliver Cromwell, the banner cartouche inscribed 'Pax Quæritur Bello' ('Peace is sought by war'). 85 x 60mm, 3½ x 2½".
The fictitious coat of arms of Oliver Cromwell (1599 - 1658), inscribed with the Latin motto of the Commonwealth, the republican government which ruled first England and Wales, and then Ireland and Scotland from 1649 to 1660, with Cromwell as Lord Protector. A severed and bleeding hand is held by an arm protruding from clouds, a dove of peace above.
[Ref: 12990] £65.00