Here are some close-ups of the signboard. It is not the original pub board, and not even very old, as it is constucted of modern timber (might even be MDF). So this is a recent replacement of the old sign. Nevertheless it is painted very nicely.
On 11 September 2018 Friends of the Golden Lion are putting on an event as part of Birmingham Heritage Week 2018. Entitled “The History and Mysteries of The Golden Lion” this two-part talk is presented in conjunction with Brum’s Ghost Signs.