Since 1997, silver buyers have been able to acquire the stunning vision of Britannia on the nations official silver bullion coinage. Britannias history in the British Isles dates back to the 1.Century AD, and now she is available in a breathtaking new design. From the Royal Mint of England. Ever release of Britannias design on a bullion bar! Contains 10 Troy oz of.
Obverse features a classically-inspired vision of Britannia. Reverse includes the Royal Mint seal and identifying markers. Each of the 10 oz British Silver Britannia Bars available in this product listing marks the first-ever issue of a Britannia design on a Royal Mint bullion bar. When the Roman Empire expanded beyond its continental European borders in the 1.
Century, the British Isles was its first target. Once the Romans had occupied as much of England as it could, the province became known as Britannia.Over time, Britannia came into being as a mythical figure that Britons believed protected the Isles from invaders. On the obverse of the 10 oz British Silver Britannia Bar is the image of Britannia created just for this collection. This new vision of Britannia is inspired by classical artwork and features a right-profile portrait of her figure with a trident in one hand and a shield with the Union Jack emblazoned upon it in the other.
She wears a lightly armored chest plate and a Corinthian helmet. The reverse face of British Silver Britannia Bars features the seal of the Royal Mint of England at the top. Below it are engravings of the weight, purity, and metal content of the bar. The background field of both sides includes waving lines, while the bottom of this side of the bar has additional waves of the sea in the design element. The Royal Mint of England was founded in 886 by Alfred the Great and unified as a singular minting system in 1279.
Jody Clark, who worked with the Royal Mint on Queen Elizabeth IIs fifth-generation portrait on coins, created the vision of Britannia on these bars.