The Great Seal of the State of New York City Plaque
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These solid mahogany wall plaques show the US States seals. Hand carved and hand painted mahogany wood plaque. A perfect as a wall plaque or podium plaque. Fantastic additions to any memorabilia collection. Great government retirement gift, government graduation gift, or government recognition awards. A recessed hook enables the plaque to hang flush against any wall. New York City State Seal Plaque:The two supporters represent the unity between Native Americans and colonists. Dexter, a sailor colonist holds a plummet in his right hand; over his right shoulder is a cross-staff. Sinister, a Lenape native to Manhattan rests his left hand upon a bow. Upon the arms / shield, the four windmill sails recall the city's Dutch history as New Amsterdam and the beavers and flour barrels signify the city's earliest trade goods. The flour barrels and windmills represent the tremendous wealth generated by New York City from the Bolting Act of 1674. The Act gave the city an exclusive monopoly to mill and export flour. The shield and supporters rest upon a horizontal laurel branch. The crest over the seal is the Bald Eagle, added in 1784, after the American Revolution. Prior to this change, a crown had been located in this space, representing the authority of the monarchy during the British colonial period. The eagle rests upon a hemisphere. At the bottom is the date, 1625, ostensibly as the founding of New Amsterdam, the colonial Dutch settlement which would later become the City of New York. This date, however, was chosen for somewhat unknown reasons and most historians believe no significant event actually occurred that year. The first Dutch settlers actually arrived in the region in 1624, and the town of New Amsterdam was incorporated in 1653. A laurel wreath encircles the seal. The city clerk is the custodian of the City Seal.