1819 George III Enamelled Crown Coin Brooch George Slaying The Dragon 25.6g. IAntique Georgian Silver Enamel Crown Brooch St George/Dragon Order of the Garter. Super antique silver 1819 Georgian crown brooch.Depicting St George slaying the dragon and the words. Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense. "Shame on him who thinks evil of it" from the Order of the Garter. The origins of the order are not certain. According to one historian the Garter is founded on the idea that as King Edward III prepared for the Battle of Crecy during the Hundred Years' War, he gave forth his own garter as the signal. Another theory: King Edward III was dancing with Joan of kent, his first cousin and daughter-in-law. Her garter slipped down to her ankle, causing people nearby to mock her.
In an act of chivalry, Edward placed the garter around his own leg saying, Honi soit qui mal y pense. In very good condition for age, numerous spots of enamel loss around the border- enamel in the middle i in good order Good strong pin and clasp. The coins pin is not silver, and the reverse side has had someone add there monogram at some point during its life and the original coin detail is worn and hard to see, the date 1819 can only be seen under magnification. The coin brooch approximately measures 3.7 cm/37 mm in diameter and approximately weighs 25.6g.
My pictures are not to scale please see my pictures as these form my description also please see my other listings. The item "1819 George III Enamelled Crown Coin Brooch George Slaying The Dragon 25.6g" is in sale since Friday, January 31, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Pre-1837". The seller is "greatcandles" and is located in Cheltenham. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Brunei darussalam, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Liechtenstein, Macao, Monaco, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam, France, Antigua and barbuda, Bermuda, Barbados, Cayman islands, Jordan, Saint lucia, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, South africa, Ukraine, Colombia, Montserrat.