This is a coin minted with the image and under the reign of George IV (in Latin, Georgius IIII)* (1762-1830), King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 1820 until his death.

On the front, the profile of the king is distinguished with a ribbon adorned with leaves tied in his hair; on the back, the King of the Britons (in Latin, Britanniar Rex) is depicted seated and wearing a Roman military helmet, holding the sceptre/trident in his left hand, a sign of sovereign authority. His right arm supports a tree branch, and his hand holds a shield.

*Today, the Roman numeral for 4 is written as “IV,” not “IIII.”

Musée Pierre-Boucher Collection
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