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Specimen Coin - 1/4 Piastre, Cyprus, 1905 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12381

1/4 Piastre, Issued by, Cyprus, 1905
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 21.8 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.759 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: George William de Saulles, Sculptor, Designer & Engraver (1862-1903), Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, George William De Saulles, Medallist (1862-1903), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Cyprus
Tertiary Classification: specimen strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1905 AD
Denomination: 1/4 Piastre
Obverse Description: Crowned and draped bust of the King facing right, the King is wearing the Imperial Crown and the ermine Robe of State, the Collar of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath; around, EDWARDVS VII REX IMPERATOR; below the bust truncation, the artist's initials, DES
Reverse Description: At center within beaded circle, 1/4 around, CYPRUS QUARTER PIASTRE; the date, 1905 dividing the words QUARTER and PIASTRE
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Cyprus, 1905
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1905
Artist: George de Saulles - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1902
References: Pridmore 89
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations Part 1, European Territories, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1960
  2. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

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