Britannia a symbol intertwined in our history for centuries, issued by the Royal mint.
The evocative figure of Britannia has long been a symbol of national pride. She made her debut on the coins of the Romans and has, from Tudor times, beautifully symbolised an empire based maritime power.
The first English coins to bear the figure of Britannia were the copper coins of Charles II and, always reflecting the changing status of the island nation as well as her ancient origins. She has never been absent from the coinage since.
Britannia great and free, has fascinated artists and sculptors throughout her long history and remains a favourite icon for British stamps, medals and coins.
In 2007, a new image of Britannia was created by Christopher le Brun, RA.
The new portrait remains faithful to her character, giving her a contemporary air, yet still associating her with the symbols of Britain.
Christopher decided to depict Britannia in a traditional seated pose, with a watchful lion at her feet and in the distance, a shoreline of cliffs.
The obverse Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Romans named , our island of England and Scotland Britannia .
When they first invaded nearly a thousand years ago.
The Roman Emperor Hadrian (117-138 AD), who erected a shrine in York,
dedicated to Britannia the Goddess.
The illustrious Britannia embraced by the nation she represents.
The coin comes complete with Certificate of Authenticity, box and cardboard outer
Metal: .958% fine silver
Denomination: Two Pounds
Diameter: 40 mm
Weight: 32.454 grams