Edward VII of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, King of the United Kingdom 1901-1910 AD, Silver Crown, 1902. Obverse: Bare Head of King Edward VII facing to the right, engraver’s initials ‘DES.’ (George William De Saulles) below, legend surrounds, “EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:”. Reverse: Saint George, wielding sword and wearing plumed helmet and billowing cloak, mounted atop his horse which rears right above a fallen dragon, his broken lance remains half embedded and the shaft rests to the left on the exergual ground-line, Engraver’s initials ‘B.P’ (Benedetto Pistrucci) and date in exergue. Edge: Inscription in raised letters, “DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI II”. Spink-3978; Bull-3560; ESC-361. Darkly toned and evenly worn with some minor rim bumps, otherwise a modest example of the popular one-year type, good Fine.
The Obverse Latin legend reads “Edwardus Septimus, Deī Grātiā, Britanniārum Omnium Rēx, Fideī Dēfēnsor, Indiae Imperātor”, with an English translation of “Edward the Seventh, by the Grace of God, King of all the British People, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India”. The Edge Latin legend is stated in full and reads “Decus et tūtāmen, annō regni secundō”, with an English translation of “An ornament and safeguard, second regnal year”.