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Coin - Sovereign, New South Wales, Australia, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3195

Summary:
Australia New South Wales
Sovereign 1902 S
Mint: Sydney
Previous Collections: George McArthur
Description:
A circular gold coin (22 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a bare head of Edward VII facing right; below, the artist's initials DeS; around, EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT: OMN:REX F:D: IND:IMP: and on the reverse St. George on horseback holding short sword and wearing a helmet, cape and boots, the horse rearing over dragon whose side is pearced by a broken lance, the haft of the lance is on the ground behind the horse; the date, 1902 and artist's initials B.P. in exergue; the mint mark "S" in ground line above middle of date.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 21.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.977 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: saint george the dragon
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, Medal Makers, Sydney, New South Wales, George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Numismatics & Philately Collection, George William de Saulles, Sculptor, Designer & Engraver (1862-1903), HRH Edward VII (1841-1910), McArthur Bequest, Branch Mints of the Royal Mint, George William De Saulles, Medallist (1862-1903)
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia - New South Wales
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Imperial
DateEra: 1902 AD
Denomination: Sovereign
Obverse Description: Bare head of Edward VII facing right.; below, DeS; around, EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT: OMN:REX F:D: IND:IMP:
Reverse Description: St. George on horseback holding short sword and wearing a helmet, cape and boots, the horse rearing over dragon whose side is pearced by a broken lance, the haft of the lance is on the ground behind the horse; the date, 1902 and artist's initials B.P. in exergue; the mint mark "S" in ground line above middle of date.
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: EDWARDVS VII D:G: BRITT: OMN: REX F:D: IND:IMP: DES
Reverse:1902 S B.P.
Shape: round
Material: Gold
Issued By: King Edward VII, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1902
Mint: Royal Mint, Sydney Branch
Artist: George de Saulles - Royal Mint, London
Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci - Royal Mint, London
Previous Collection: George McArthur
Bibliography:
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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