Colonial Trading Co.

Lion of Judah 21 karat Gold Pin

Beautiful 21K Yellow Gold pin in a shape of the sun with black onyx in the middle. There is a figure of a gold lion holding a scepter right on top of the onyx. The figure of the lion is an Ethiopian symbol of the Jewish tribe of Judah, called the Lion of Judah. The association between Judah and the lion, most likely the Asiatic lion, can first be found in the blessing given by Jacob to Judah in the Book of Genesis The Lion of Judah is also mentioned in the Book of Revelation, as a term representing Jesus, according to Christian tradition. The lion of Judah was also one of the titles of the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie and was depicted on the flag of Ethiopia from 1897-1974. Due to its association with Selassie, it continues to be an important symbol among members of the Rastafari movement. The piece doesn’t have any gold quality markings, but was tested as 21K gold. (13.1 grams total weight)