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King Edward Coin/Medallion(?)  
 

 
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 Posted 01/26/2010  01:58 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add MnLogan to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm currently 17 years old, about 10 years ago my friend gave me this strange coin before he moved to Colorado. It's a very crude looking medallion but it looks to be in very good shape.

On the front of the medallion, it has almost a 3D head of King Edward wearing a crown, with ornate marking behind it. Around the medallion on the front is says "God save Edward King of England"

Then on the back, there is a picture of a unicorn and a lion holding a crown over crossed swords(?)
Around the top on the back it says: "Prosper the work of our hands O Lord" with 3 stars connecting the text. Right under the picture of the unicorn and lion there is 'EI'. It looks suspicious, and I saw other posts of my medallion on other forums but so far no one has really identified it. Theres no year on the coin, etc, so its hard to tell.

Does anyone have an idea what this is and what year its from?

I can try to post a picture if needed.

Thanks!
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 Posted 01/26/2010  02:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Example on the UK Detector Finds Database. From your description, yours is much the same as this one.

I can see why many folks are confused by it; the design of the obverse is very mediaeval in style, but the quality of the artwork is much better than one usually finds on genuinely mediaeval objects. The style of sans-serif lettering was popular in the early 20th century (1900-1940); medals from the 1800's more commonly have seriffed script.

I can also see that it's vague about which "King Edward" is being referred to; England has had eight Edwards in all. But the "mediaeval theme" the obverse has going makes me think it could be one of the earlier ones. Alternatively, and given the timing I propose, it could date from the time of Edward VII - who was the first Edward Britain had had since the boy-king Edward VI in 1553 - even though it doesn't really look like him.
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 Posted 01/26/2010  03:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add turtleoverhead to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I can try to post a picture if needed.

It's always better to supply the picture
so everybody can see what are you talking about.

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 Posted 02/17/2012  11:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverWarden to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is this worth anything? I have one as well.
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 Posted 08/03/2016  4:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jbeniston to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I know exactly what this is. As I dug one up myself, so to speak. It is from a smithsonian educational product, where you dig through a lump of clay, and find replica artifacts. This from the medieval one. It's no more than 15 years old and probably worthless.
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