Dec 9, 2009
Dec 9, 2009

Two Pound Piece: George V (obverse); St. George and the Dragon (reverse)

Two Pound Piece: George V (obverse); St. George and the Dragon (reverse)


Part of a set. See all set records


Bertram Mackennal

(Australian, 1863–1931)


after Benedetto Pistrucci

(Italian, 1784–1855)


Diameter: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Weight: 15.954 g (0.56 oz.)

The Norweb Collection 1969.222


Did you know?

This piece was struck for inclusion in poof sets, never for circulation.


Benedetto Pistrucci, an Italian gem and coin engraver, is best known for his image of St. George and the Dragon, which is still used on coinage today. Bertram Mackennal, an Australian sculptor and medallist, was reported to be one of the few artists King George V liked and is most famous for designing the king's likeness.

See also
MED - Numismatics
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Credit line: 
The Norweb Collection

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