The Prose Works Of Jonathan Swift (volume 6)

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byJonathan Swift

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX IX Descriptions Of The Various Specimens Of Wood's Coins THE following descriptions of the various varieties of Wood's coins, taken from a note in Monck Mason's "History of St. Patrick's Cathedral" (ed. 1819, pp. xcvixcvii), may be interesting to the student. The two varieties of the coins given as illustrations in this volume are reproduced from specimens in the British Museum. Monck Mason obtains his information from Simon's "Essay on Irish Coins," Dublin, 1749, 4to; Snelling's Supplement to Simon issued in 1767; and the edition of Simon's work reprinted in 1810. With the exception of No. II. of this list all of Wood's coins had, on one side, "the king's head laureat, looking to the left, with this inscription, Georgius, Dei Gratia, Rex. On the reverse is the figure of Ireland, represented by a woman sitting, beside her, a harp: the differences consist chiefly, in variations in the attitude of the figure, and in the date of the coin." No. I. 1722.--Hibernia, with both her hands on the harp, which is placed on her right side; her figure is full front, but she looks towards the right; round her this inscription, Hibernia, 1722. (Simon, plate 7, Numb. 160.) No. II. 1722.--Hibernia is seated as in the last, but has her head turned to the left, on which side there is a rock; round her is inscribed, Hibernia; in the exergue, 1722; on the obverse the usual head, the inscription, Georgius D. G. Rex. (Snelling, plate 2, Numb. 24.) No. III. 1722.--Hibernia, in profile, looking to the left, holding, in her right hand, a palm branch, resting her left on a harp; round it, Hibernia, 1722. (Simon, plate 7, Numb. 161.) No. IV. 1723.--Hibernia, as in the last; round her, Hibernia, 1723. (Simon, plate 8, Numb. 169.) It was some of this coin that was submitted ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX IX Descriptions Of The Various Specimens Of Wood's Coins THE following descriptions of the various varieties of Woo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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