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Standard of canada Of King Sebastião

Standard of canada of King Sebastião

Volume measure made of bronze, with a bulge and neck and two elliptical handles decorated in the area where they join the body of the object, one of which is broken/incomplete.

On one side it presents the Coat of Arms of Portugal (Latin shield with five shields loaded with five bezants and bordure with seven castles, surmounted by a closed royal crown) dividing the word: “SEBAS / TIANVS” and under the Coat of Arms of Portugal is engraved: “RIP”

Standard of canada of King Sebastião
The dimensions are as follows:

  • Height: 23 cm;
  • Diameter at base: 9.1 cm;
  • Diameter at top: 9.5 cm.

On the opposite side is engraved the word: “CANADA”.

This standard has the Lisbon ship engraved, which indicates compliance with the Lisbon standard.

Further information
António Neves: aneves@ipq.pt
Museu de Metrologia: museu.metrologia@ipq.pt