Catholic King's Sword by Marto of Toledo Spain
The Catholic King's Sword by Marto of Toledo Spain is a reproduction of the great sword kept in the Real Armeria in Madrid, made in the 15th century, during the reign of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabelle of Castile and used in solemn court occasions until the 18th century. The Catholic Kings Sword by Marto of Toledo Spain is one of the most spectacular swords in Spanish History. With this sword, the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, knighted Christopher Columbus on his return from his first voyage to America. In the Throne Hall of the Royal Palace in Barcelona, Columbus was named "Admiral of the Ocean" and "Viceroy of the Indies". This ceremonial sword was used as the symbol of the royal power in all religious and political ceremonies, since the conquest of Grenada and the beginning of Spain as a nation.The motto "Tanto Monta, Monta Tanto" appeared on the Spanish Royal Standard of the Catholic Kings from 1492-1506. The motto refers to both Catholic monarchs: Isabella and Ferdinand and loosely translates to: "As much as the one is worth, so much is the other" meaning that both King and Queen held equal authority. It was seen on the Spanish flags that Christopher Columbus brought to the New World. Later the motto was changed to "Plus Ultra" which is Latin for "More Beyond" referring to Spain and her lands in the Americas.
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