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BM02352

George I 1726 Crown

George I (1714-27), silver Crown, 1726, laureate and draped bust right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS. D. G. M. BR. FR. ET. HIB. REX. F. D. rev. crowned cruciform shields, garter star at centre, small roses and plumes in alternate angles, date either side of top crown, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, BRVN. ET L. DVX. S.R.I.A.TH. ET. EL. edge inscribed in raised letters and dated, all letter Ns inverted .DECVS. ET. TVTAMEN.ANNO. REGNI. DECIMO. TERTIO. weight 30.03g (Bull 1548; ESC 115A R2; S.3639A). Toned, dig in field near chin with light scratches, short scratch below eye with hairline above eye, otherwise good very fine and the hardest date to find of this reign, rare.

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." and additionally on the edge "An ornament and a safeguard, in the thirteenth year of the reign."

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