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BM02830

George II 1741 Halfcrown, young head, roses

George II (1727-60), silver Halfcrown, 1741, young laureate and draped bust left, legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS. II. DEI. GRATIA. rev. crowned cruciform shields, roses in angles, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, M.B.F. ET. H. REX. F.D. B.ET. L. D. S. R. I. A. T ET. E. edge inscribed in raised letter and dated, DECVS. ET. TVTAMEN. ANNO. REGNI. DECIMO. QVARTO, weight 15.00g (Bull 1681; ESC 601; S.3693). Toned and a little softly struck, otherwise extremely fine with a clear date.

The Latin legends translate to on obverse "George II 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." The inscription on the edge translates as "An ornament and a safeguard, in the fourteenth year of the reign."

Provenance:

Ex Colin Adams, Collection of Halfcrowns, Spink, 1st December 2005, lot 544.

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