Archeologists found an antique 12th-century pendant resembling the England National team soccer badge before the first European Championships Final in the women’s team history. The 920-year-old artifact, which bears a striking resemblance to the legendary national team’s emblem, was found in a field in Wormleighton, Warwickshire.
It portrays three golden lions on a field of crimson and was unearthed at a site that researchers estimate would have been an Iron Age or Romano British village. As if in premonition, days after the treasure was retrieved, the “Lionesses” were triumphant against national arch-rivals Germany, winning 2-1.
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With the score level 1-1 after normal time, Chloe Kelly scored in the 110th minute to seal the first major trophy in English national football for 56 years. The Sun newspaper featured the headline “Move over fellas, it’s home.” “You have all set an example that will be an encouragement for girls and women now, and for future generations,” remarked the Queen.
Back in Warwickshire, historians say it’s likely that the pendant would have graced a horse’s harness in medieval England, adding that the kind of heraldry linked with the arms of England was employed by the Crown between 1189 and 1340. Before this, William the Conqueror used two lions on a red backdrop as his coat of arms and brought the sign to the English throne.
It was Henry II who initially used three lions on a crimson background, adding an extra lion when he married Eleanor of Aquitaine, probably to symbolize his marriage into the family. From this moment onwards, the Three Lions would remain the symbol of the crown of England in the United Kingdom’s Royal Coat of Arms.