Czech Lion Bronze Pendant, crafted using the method of lost wax casting. Czech lion as a state symbol of the Czech Republic. According to a legend a son of a Czech prince called Bruncvík (Brunswick) decided to gain a more noble symbol for his coat of arms. He travelled the world with his retinue where he encountered and fought various exotic beasts. On one occasion he saved a lion's life by killing a terrible dragon. For this deed he was awarded a symbol of a lion for the Czech coat of arms.