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Ref: 5358

The Investiture of Edward as Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle 1911, silver medal by Sir William Goscombe John

                                         

Obv: bust of Prince Edward left, INVESTITURE OF EDWARD PRINCE OF WALES around, CARNARVON IVLY XIII MCMXI across field

Rev: View of Caernarfon castle, Prince's crest within garter above, Welsh dragon below, ARWISGIAD IORWERTH TYWYSOG CYMRU around

Condition: Very fine, toned; Diameter: 35mm

References: BHM 4079; E 1925; Pearson 75

Notes: The official Royal Mint issue, sold to the public at the time for three shillings. The investiture dates back to the creation of the first English Prince of Wales in 1301, when Edward I gave lands he claimed after his defeat of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd to his son, the future Edward II, as a principality. There have been twenty subsequent Princes of Wales. Only twelve investitures have taken place, of which ten in London: the only two to occur in Wales both happened in the 20th century at Caernarfon. The current ceremony is of modern manufacture, and is not without controversy in Wales. Edward was a popular Prince of Wales, and of course he became, briefly, Edward VIII in 1936.

 

Price £65

Prince Edward, Investiture as Prince of Wales 1911, silver medal by Sir William Goscombe John
Prince Edward, Investiture as Prince of Wales 1911, silver medal by Sir William Goscombe John

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