Copper coin; Denomination: Farthing
Royal Mint, London
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
A farthing is a quarter penny
Head of the Queen facing left, hair bound in double fillet gathered behind in a knot from which a loose curl; on neck truncation raised, W.W. (for William Wyon, who designed and engraved the dies); around, VICTORIA DEI GRATIA; below, 1846
Britannia seated facing right on a rock holding a trident and resting her right hand on an oval shield which bears the three crosses of the Union Flag; around, BRITANNIAR: REG: FID: DEF:; in exergue, a rose, thistle and shamrock combined.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 May 1976
Type of item
22 mm (Outside Diameter), 4.465 g (Weight)
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[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.