Maltese Falcon Statuette (Medium)



15cm high 

The Maltese Falcon is the fastest known bird of prey. It can dive at speeds of 320km per hour.

When Emperor Charles V ceded the Maltese Islands to the Knights of St John on 23rd March,1530 one of the conditions imposed was that every year on the Feast of All Saints (1st November) a wild peregrine falcon captured in Malta to be presented to the Viceroy of Sicily as an acknowledgement of the Order’s pledge towards the empire.

Additional information

Weight 350 g
Dimensions 5.8 × 5.6 × 15 cm
ISBN 9900000802776

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