£5 Silver Proof History of Great Britain (In Progress) - Thomas A Becket

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Obverse

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Reverse

The Murder of Thomas A Becket

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Specification

Issued - Gibraltar

Year - 2009

Metal - SIlver

Fineness - 925/1000

Diameter - 38.61mm

Denomination - £5

Weight - 28.28g

Shape - Round

Description

Following on from the successful 2008 History of Great Britain collection, a further twelve coins were issued. Each coin continues to trace the rich and colourful history of the British Isles. The collection has been inspired by a 'schoolboy history' of the major events and people that have shaped the British Isles as they are today.

Thomas Becket, also known as Saint Thomas of Canterbury, Thomas of London and later Thomas A Becket served as Lord Chancellor from 1155 to 1162, and then notably as Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his death in 1170. He engaged in conflict with Henry II, King of England, over the rights and privileges of the Church and was murdered by followers of the King in Canterbury Cathedral. Soon after his death, he was canonised by Pope Alexander III. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion.

£5 Silver Proof History of Great Britain (In Progress) - Thomas A Becket

£45.00