One of the silver bullion coin world’s most popular designs is that of Britannia. Adopted by the Kingdom of England as early as the 17th century, the image of Britannia first featured on coinage struck in Britain during the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 6th century AD. Today, 30 oz Antique Finish Silver Britannia Statues are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside of protective boxes with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Part of the Coins of the World Collection!
- Casting is limited to 1,000 statues only!
- Consists of One Kilogram, or 32.15 Troy ounces, of actual silver content.
- The statue captures the image of Britannia, the defender of the British Isles.
- Antique polish!
The concept of Britannia emerged following the Roman conquest of the British Isles in the 1st Century AD. Initially, Britannia was simply a personification of the British people resisting Roman occupation. Through the 5th century, Britannia featured on the Roman coinage struck in the province. Hadrian, the Emperor of Rome behind the famous wall on the island, used Britannia’s image on coinage through the late 5th century.
All of the 30 oz Antique Finish Silver Britannia Statues available to you in this product listing come with an antique polish that provides an heirloom-quality. The statues include .925 sterling silver quality content and come with a protective box. Additionally, each of the statues in this listing features a protective box and individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The statues have that same COA number inscribed on the base alongside the weight, purity, and metal content of the statues.
The 3D rendering of Britannia on the 30 oz Antique Finish Silver Britannia Statues depicts her figure with the wind blowing stiffly against her frame. Britannia’s robe blows in the wind along with her hair as she wears the Corinthian cap. Her right hand clutches powerfully to a trident, the tool with which she can control the seas. Her left hand rests on a shield that she will use to defend the British Isles. This shield includes the Union Jack of the United Kingdom.
Britannia’s figure appeared on British coinage until the 5th century, but disappeared from the national focus until the reign of King Charles II. In 1672, Charles II reinstated Britannia on the kingdom’s coinage and she would remain there through 2008, returning again in 2015. Since 1987, she’s appeared on bullion coins from the Royal Mint of England.
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