The obverse of the Great Seal of Maryland shows Lord Baltimore as a knight in full armor mounted on a charger. The inscription translated is "Cecilius, Absolute Lord of Maryland and Avalon, Baron of Baltimore" (Chapter 79, Acts of 1969; Code General Provisions Article, secs. 7-101 through 7-104).
Although most commonly the reverse of the State Seal is used to adorn State government buildings, at the State House both sides of the Seal ornament entrance doors.
Obverse of State Seal, State House entrance door, Annapolis, Maryland, May 2014. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
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