Dec 8, 2009
Dec 8, 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)

1911

Part of a set. See all set records

designer

Bertram Mackennal

(Australian, 1863–1931)

designer

after Benedetto Pistrucci

(Italian, 1784–1855)

Gold

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

Weight: 15.954 g (0.56 oz.)

The Norweb Collection 1969.222

Location

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

Description

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
Collection: 
MED - Numismatics
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Coins
Medium: 
Gold
Credit line: 
The Norweb Collection

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