Kingom of England, William III, Crown 1700

Silver crowns always bore the portrait of the king or the queen on the obverse. Here, it is William III (1694-1702). The reverse shows four crowned crests: Below and on top the old escutcheon of the Tudors, three lions for England and three fleur-de-lis for France; on the right is the Scottish lion in a shield, on the left the Irish harp. The centre bears the small coat of arms of Nassau with the Dutch lion.