George I 1726 Guinea

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George I 1726 Guinea

George I (1714-27), gold Guinea, 1726, fifth laureate head right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS D. G. M. BR. FR. ET. HIB. REX. F.D, rev. crowned cruciform broad shields, incorporating the Arms of Hanover, ornamental sceptres in angles, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, .BRVN ET. L. DVX S.R.I.A.TH ET. EL. edge obliquely grained, weight 8.36g (MCE 261; S.3633). Toned good very fine, reverse almost extremely fine.

The Latin legends translates as on the obverse "George, by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith" and on the reverse "Duke of Brunswick and Luneberg, High Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire."

 

Provenance:

Ex B. A. Seaby, London, purchased 1949 at £14/10/-

Ex Major W. Tapp, Dix Noonan and Webb, 15th March 2017, lot 30.

CM05562

£4,750
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