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BM02353

George II 1732 Crown

George II (1727-60), silver Crown, 1732, young laureate and draped bust left, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS. II. DEI. GRATIA. rev. crowned cruciform shields, incorporating the Arms of Hanover, roses and plumes in alternate 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 inscribed in raised letters, .DECUS. ET. TUTAMEN. ANNO. REGNI. SEXTO (Bull 1660; ESC 117; S.3686). Attractively toned, good extremely fine.

The Latin legends translate to on obverse "George the Second, by the Grace of God" continuing on the reverse in abbreviated Latin which if in shown in full reads "Magnae Britanniae Franciae ET Hiberniae Rex Fidei Defensor Brun ET Lunebergen-sis Dux, Sacri Romani Imperii Archi-Thesaurius ET Elector" and translates as "King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Brunswick and Luneberg, High Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire," additionally on the edge as "An ornament and a safeguard, in the sixth year of the reign."

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