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Five shillings

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Collection Coins and medals, Coins
User collections Britain and South Africa: a Maritime and Scientific Relationship by JohnMcAleer
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: King George VI

Object details:

Object ID MEC1620
Description A South African five shilling piece. Obverse: Head of King George VI (left). Legend: 'GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX'. Reverse: Port-quarter view of a three-masted 17th century vessel under sail; a mountainous coast in distance. Legend: 'SUID AFRICA - 1652 - 1952 - SOUTH AFRICA 5s.'
Date made 1952

Artist/Maker Paget, H.
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials white metal
Measurements Overall: 39 mm
  • Five shillings (MEC1620)
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