Gold coin; Denomination: Crown
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
A crown is a 5 shillings coin
Head of the Queen facing left wearing ribbon in hair; in small letters on neck truncation the artist's name W. WYON R.A.; around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA; below, 1844
Within an open laurel wreath, crowned shield quartered with the sarms of England (1 & 4), Scotland (2) and Ireland (3); around, BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID: DEF:; below, a rose, thistle and shamrock united.
IImpressed into edge, DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI VIII (cinquefoil stops)
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
39 mm (Outside Diameter), 29.122 g (Weight)
[Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
[Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3882 Pages