Back to One Word Sunday again. Yay!
This week, Debbie’s theme is ‘Circle’ and I have just the image to fit this theme. It dates back to 1903 (the subject, not the photo) – it being a King Edward VII penny. Pennies have always been circular – well, that’s how they started out from mint, but over time they can sometimes warp a little.
This one isn’t too bad, warp-wise, but if you look around 1-2 of the clock, you will see that that particular section of the coin has been more used than the rest of it. Time does some strange things at, erm, times, doesn’t it?
On the tails-side, we see the familiar image of Britannia. On later coins a lighthouse was added in the background, but it isn’t there on this coin.
You can see here that the most used side of this coin is now on the left, although this side doesn’t appear to have been as well used as the heads side.
Edward VII was the first king of the ‘House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha’, which changed name to the current House of Windsor in 1917 (although King George V reigned under this house name for seven years after Edward VII passed away in 1910). Edward VII replaced Queen Victoria in 1901, so this coin appeared during the second year of his reign.
So. There we have it. A brief trip through time, back 115 years in the blink of an eye and the click of a shutter (although I’m not entirely sure my mobile phone has a shutter, but that’s just a technicality).
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