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A glimpse at the first ever official Iron Throne made in 1996




There’s hardly any doubt that some props from Game of Thrones have turned into pop culture icons. The one that stands out amongst them is the iconic Iron Throne. The Iron Throne fuels the desires of the characters, to one day become the ruler of the realm by claiming their chance to sit on the wicked throne. There is a reason why Daenerys’ last surviving dragon Drogon destroys it at the end of season 8. The long history of the Iron Throne in the Game of Thrones lore is very fascinating. However, the prop that we saw on HBO’s TV adaptation wasn’t the first attempt to bring the Iron Throne into existence. The first ever official Iron Throne was made way back in 1996.

George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones came out in 1996. The very first Iron Throne was modelled after the illustration on the cover by Bantam Publications. It is quite different from what we have seen on the TV adaptation. The publisher created this version of the Iron Throne months before the book had even come out as the centrepiece of their booth at the 1996 American Booksellers’ Association (ABA) show in Chicago. And Martin was the guest of honor.

[EVERYTHING] George R. R. Martin sitting on a prototype iron throne way back in 1996 via /r/gameofthrones #gameoft…

— amanda miller (@amandamiller106) September 2, 2017

The thing was really uncomfortable,” Martin commented back then. “That part they got just right.”

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Game of Thrones merchandise is very rare to get your hands on, a prop from the TV show is even rarer. The cast members were themselves denied access to many of the iconic set treasures that were close to them. However, fans of both Game of Thrones and Vikings TV series have a chance to own valuable assets from their favourite franchises. Ireland’s auctioneer to Hollywood, Sean Eacrett in Laois, will be bringing the gavel down on his latest celluloid props collection, from Vikings and Game Of Thrones on Monday, July 26th.

The auction will feature thrones and costumes from the sixth season Amazon Prime and History Channel Norse series, and notably two other items of particular interest; giant candelabras from Game Of Thrones.

Sean is now synonymous with the auction of Irish film sets and props since it all started in 2016. These auctions also benefit the Irish film industry. The July 26th auction features props primarily from the six Vikings series filmed in County Wicklow, and two items of interest from Game Of Thrones.

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Lot 650 Pair of Tall Metal Candelabras, estimate €400-€800



Of the Vikings 120 lots, highlights include wooden thrones up to two metres tall.


Lot 544 King Alfred’s throne Vikings season 5 and 6; €300-500.


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The Red Wedding remains one of the most horrifying and gruesome episodes in Game of Thrones history. The inspiration for the loathsome butchering of Rob Stark, his wife and his mother along with his forces is actually based on real-life history. The Black Dinner refers to an event in late medieval Scotland, in which the principal heads of the Douglas Clan were invited to dine with King James II, which ultimately led to them being falsely executed.

King James II (AD 1430 – 1460) of the line of Stewarts was the son of King James I and Joan Beaufort. He succeeded his father at the age of 6 after James I was assassinated in AD 1437 in a sewer tunnel, whilst trying to flee from Sir Robert Graham of Kinpont and a group of conspirators.


Regency over the boy king was given to Archibald Douglas, 5th Earl of Douglas, who headed the Scottish government as lieutenant-general of the realm during the minority of James until AD 1439.

After Archibald’s death, power was shared amongst William Crichton, 1st Lord Crichton and Lord Chancellor of Scotland, Sir Alexander Livingston of Callendar, and James Douglas, Earl of Avondale.

The Douglas clan were the most prominent family in lowland Scotland during the Late Middle Ages and were considered a threat to rival families, and even the throne through their influence over the crown.

In AD 1440, Crichton, Livingston, and James Douglas conspired to break the power of the late Archibald Douglas’s family and invited the 16-year-old William Douglas, 6th Earl of Douglas, and his younger brother to dine with the boy king at Edinburgh Castle.

According to legend, whilst they ate, a black bulls head was placed before William and his entourage which symbolised death. The two brothers were then dragged out to Castle Hill and given a mock trial with trumped-up charges, claiming they had protested against the king and were named as traitors to the crown and beheaded. In another account, the king pleaded for their lives, but the pleas were ignored, and they were beheaded in the castle yard.

The Black Dinner (and the Massacre of Glencoe in AD 1692) would later serve as the inspiration for ‘The Red Wedding’ in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.

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