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Started by UK Decimal +, October 26, 2009, 05:41:05 PM
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Quote from: UK Decimal + on October 26, 2009, 11:25:29 PMIt could be a 'G', I'll examine it in daylight.Bill.
Quote from: AJG on October 26, 2009, 11:53:02 PMCoincraft states that it's a 'G' but neglects to mention what it's for
Quote from: UK Decimal + on October 27, 2009, 12:12:07 AMLooking at an enlargement, it is certainly a 'G' in the centre of the 1936 version. The 1937 version has 'K·G' in the field below the main design.Bill.
Quote from: africancoins on October 26, 2009, 11:17:53 PMSee (amongst others)...http://www.sixpenceking.com/about the 6 Pence of 1952.I had heard of something if it before.Thanks Mr Paul Baker
Quote from: UK Decimal + on December 04, 2009, 04:42:44 PMBritannia on the 1d is a British Tradition, which dates back to 1797 with the first copper 'Cartwheel' design although the design changed considerably over the years.
Quote from: Figleaf on December 06, 2009, 05:25:10 PMWhile that is indeed true, you should bear in mind that this is a Roman coin, not an English coin.It wasn't imitated in Britain, struck in a Roman mint in Britain or used on later Roman coins. It's likely to have been created for propaganda value, to show the emperor's new conquest. It's also not the inspiration for the later motif on English coins, since it was shown that this was an earlier great seal. It's more like a fun coincidence, all the more so because the Roman name Britannia referred to Celts, not the present day mix of Saxons, Normans, Norsemen, Scots, Picts and others, all of whom held the Celts in little esteem. Peter