Edward VII 1908 Halfcrown

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Edward VII 1908 Halfcrown

Edward VII (1901-10), silver Halfcrown, 1908, bare head right, DES below truncation for engraver George William De Saulles, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, garter motto in French surrounding, HONI. SOIT. QUI. MAL. Y. PENSE. beaded border surrounding, Latin abbreviated legend in upper half, FID: DEF: IND: IMP: denomination and date in lower half, weight 14.16g (Bull 3574; ESC 753; Davies 1516; S.3980). Toned, light scratch down face, otherwise good extremely fine.

The Latin legends translates on obverse as "Edward the Seventh by the Grace of God, King of all the Britons" and on the reverse as "Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India." With the French motto translating as "Evil to him, who evil thinks."

 

Provenance:

Purchased from Noble Investments, August 2005.

BM02834

£1,150
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