1997, Great Britain, Elizabeth II. Mint Year: 1997 References: KM-982. Certified and graded by NGC as PF-69 Ultra Cameo! 10th Anniversary of the Britannia Bullion Coinage!
Coins are British bullion coins issued by the Royal Mint in gold since 1987 and in silver since 1997. / has been used in several different senses. The name is a Latinisation of the native Brittonic word for the island. Which also produced the Greek form.
Which originally, in the fourth to the first centuries BC, designated a collection of islands with individual names, including Albion or Britain. In Modern Welsh the name remains.
By the 1st century BC, Britannia came to be used for Great Britain specifically. After the Roman conquest in 43 AD, Britannia meant Roman Britain, a province covering the island south of Caledonia (roughly Scotland). When Roman Britain was divided into four provinces in 197 AD, two were called Britannia Superior and Britannia Inferior.
Britannia is the name given to the female personification of the island, and it is a term still used to refer to the whole island. In the 2nd century, Roman Britannia came to be personified as a goddess, armed with a trident and shield and wearing a Corinthian helmet.
Long survived the end of Roman rule in Britain in the 5th century and yielded the name for the island in most European and various other languages, including the English Britain and the modern Welsh. After centuries of declining use, the Latin form was revived during the English Renaissance as a rhetorical evocation of a British national identity.Especially following the Acts of Union in 1707, which joined the Kingdoms of Englandand Scotland, the personification of the martial Britannia was used as an emblem of British maritime power and unity, most notably in Rule, Britannia! A British cultural icon, she was featured on all modern British coinage series until the redesign in 2008, and still appears annually on the gold and silver "Britannia" bullion coin series. She is also depicted in the Brit Awards statuette, the British Phonographic Industry's annual music awards.
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