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1797 British Twopence: Georgius lll D: G.Rex.Britannia 1797

Object Number: 
INV.3857
Date: 
1797
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 5/8 in. ( 4.1 cm )
Description: 
British twopenny piece, commonly referred to as "cartwheel"; round struck copper coin with obverse showing laureated draped bust of George III with legend around line border: "GEORGIUS III . D: G. REX." Reverse shows allegorical figure of England, seated upon sea waves with sailing ship in distant background at left; legend around line border: "BRITANNIA./1797."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group