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University of Maryland "Testudo"
Testudo statue


 
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$269.95
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$199.95 .
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Product Code: 2961

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You wouldn't normally think of a turtle as an imposing creature, but think again when you consider Testudo, the official mascot of the University of Maryland. Stone Mascots has created this determined terrapin for all Maryland fans and alumni to proudly have for their very own and give good reason for opponents to Fear the Turtle!

Testudo's history dates to 1932 when football coach H. Curley Byrd recommended that the diamondback terrapin, a native to the Chesapeake Bay, be named the school mascot in response to the school newspaper's request for an "official" mascot. Although the origin of the name "Testudo" is up to debate, the scientific name for turtle is testudines.

Whatever the background on his name, our Testudo dates to Maryland's use of the present logo in the late 1990s. We make this awesome Terp from premium cast stone and finish him in the traditional Maryland colors of gold, black and red. Testudo's detail is striking, from front (the "M" shield) to back (his red diamondback shell). For those who prefer a more regal look, he is also available in vintage graystone or rich bronze. Order Testudo now and receive free shipping!

  • dimensions 17" H x 14" W x 10" ”D
  • weighs Approximately 58 pounds
  • handmade of premium cast stone
  • made in the USA
  • officially approved by the University of Maryland
  • includes certificate of authenticity by the University of Maryland
  • vividly finished in authentic school colors or in Vintage Graystone


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