large medallion 3inch diameter with rampant lion on red shield

Searched many sites but nothing matches this particular lion.

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    I'm pretty sure I've seen some kind of medal(lion)(no pun intended) looking like that and it was the lion of Flandres for the rank of Chevalier or similar. Can't remember exactly though but it might be a starting point.
    – OldPadawan
    Feb 11 at 16:05
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    The basic structure is the 'five-armed Maltese Asterisk', often associated with Legion of Honor awards.
    – justCal
    Feb 11 at 16:52
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    The heraldic description of the arms is "Gules, a lion rampant argent" (on red, a white lion standing) which is strangely unpopular, the reverse (red lion on white) being more common
    – SPavel
    Feb 11 at 17:39
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    According to this those were the arms of the Guardian (regent) of Scotland in the 14th century, so perhaps an association with Scotland.
    – SPavel
    Feb 11 at 17:50
  • This white lion does not seem to be of Polish origin. Looks more British or French. While there are some overgrown heraldic cats spread around Silesia/Czechia, their design does not match. Additionally, white on red tend to be reserved for eagle in Poland so that's probably wrong country to look for.
    – PTwr
    Feb 11 at 18:06


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