Sceptre of the Dragon

The Sceptre of the Dragon.

The Sceptre of the Dragon (properly a wyvern, in Portuguese serpe alada), also known as the Sceptre of the Crown and Constitution (Portuguese: Ceptro do Dragão; Ceptro da Coroa e da Carta Constitucional), is a piece of the Portuguese Crown Jewels, originally created for the acclamation of Queen Maria II.


The Sceptre of the Dragon was commissioned in 1828 and was made of pure gold, in London, England. The Sceptre of the Dragon, along with all the other Portuguese Crown Jewels, are kept in the Ajuda National Palace, though they are not on display to the public.


The sceptre bears several symbols of the Kingdom of Portugal:

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