GEORGIVS V. DG.BRITT: OMN: REX. FD. IND: IMP: Coin Inscription
This is the inscription to be found on found on the obverse side of coins of George V.
The exact inscription varies slightly depending on the denomination, presumably because of the coin's size and the space available. The punctuation also varies.
|Sovereign||GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:|
|Half Sovereign||GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:|
|Wreath Crown||GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX|
|1935 Crown||GEORGIVS V. DG.BRITT: OMN: REX. FD. IND: IMP:|
|Halfcrown||GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX|
|Florin||GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:|
|Shilling||GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX|
|Sixpence||GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX|
|Threepence||GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:|
|Penny||GEORGIVS V DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REX FID:DEF:IND:IMP:|
|Halfpenny||GEORGIVS V DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REX FID:DEF:IND:IMP:|
|Farthing||GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP:|
We get asked by e-mail about the meaning of coin inscriptions all the time. We do have translations of most on our British coins inscriptions page. Because many are abbreviated, you may need to search through the list intelligently, but we will give a detailed breakdown here of this particular inscription:- Translations
|Abbreviation||Word or Phrase||Translation|
|V||V||5, 5th, fifth or five|
|D.G.||DEI GRATIA||By the Grace of God|
|GRA||GRATIA||(by the) Grace|
|BRITT OMN||BRITANNIARUM OMNIUM||of all the Britons|
|F.D.||FIDEI DEFENSOR||Defender of the Faith|
|FID||FIDEI||(of the) Faith|
The complete legend (inscription) therefore translates as "George the Fifth, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India".
If you noticed that the Latin for George contains a V which we have changed into a U, please refer to our page specifically about coin inscriptions.
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