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BM02826

William III 1698 Halfcrown, first bust, DECIMO edge year

Regular price £1,350
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William III (1694-1702), silver Halfcrown, 1698, first laureate and draped bust right, legend surrounding, GVLIELMVS. III. DEI. GRA., toothed border around rim both sides, rev large crowned cruciform shields, later Irish harp, plain angles, Lion of Nassau at centre, date surrounding, .MAG BR. FRA ET. HIB REX. edge inscribed in raised letters and dated, .+.+.DECVS. ET. TVTAMEN. ANNO. REGNI. DECIMO.+ weight 14.76g (Bull 1034; ESC 554; S.3494). Attractively toned, with some light adjustment marks visible as hairlines in places, otherwise extremely fine.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "William the Third by the Grace of God," on the reverse as "King of Great Britain, France and Ireland." And on the edge as "An ornament and a safeguard, in the ninth year of the reign."

Provenance:

Purchased from A H Baldwin, Spring 2006.

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