Edward VII Coronation Silver & Enamel Sovereign Case

Alfred Wigley, Birmingham 1901
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A good quality early 20th century silver Sovereign Case of circular form with sprung push-button opening mechanism and attached suspension ring. The face enameled with the Royal Crown and the date June 26th 1902 on a banner, the reverse with Edward VII cypher in red and blue enamel.

By Alfred Wigley, Birmingham 1901.

The Coronation, although originally scheduled for June 26th, did not actually take place until the 9th August 1902.

The coronation of Edward VII and his wife, Alexandra, as king and queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and as emperor and empress of India took place at Westminster Abbey, London, on 9 August 1902. Originally scheduled for 26 June of that year, the ceremony had been postponed at very short notice, because the King had been taken ill with an abdominal abscess that required immediate surgery. In contrast to the coronation of Queen Victoria, Edward's predecessor, some 64 years earlier, Edward and Alexandra's coronation had been carefully planned as a spectacle reflecting the influence and culture of the British Empire, then at the height of its power, but also as a meaningful religious occasion.

Sold - £485.00

In good condition with no damage or repair, the hallmarks rather poorly struck, but legible
42 mm (1.65 inches)
34 mm (1.34 inches)
27.50 Grams (0.88 troy ounces)
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