British One Penny

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Date:1740

Description:

British silver Penny, 1740


Diameter 12mm


This coin is possibly from a Maundy set. The obverse features the laureate and cuirassed bust of George II facing left, and the abbreviated Latin inscription, 'GEORGIUS. II. DEI. GRATIA', meaning 'George II By the Grace of God'. The reverse features a large number '1' in Roman numerals with a crown above dividing the date. The Latin abbreviated inscription around the outside reads'MAG.BRI.FR.ET.HIB.REX', 'King of Great Britain, France and Ireland'.

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Donor ref:LEAMG : M469.1920.178 (66/16494)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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