Sovereign of 1817 showing Pistrucci’s original design with
St George holding a broken lance.
Portrait of William Wyon in plaster by Friedrich Wilhelm Kullrich, 1851.
Struck to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of George V, the crown piece of 1935 provided Metcalfe with a handsome canvas on which to display his stylised St George dressed in full armour.
Coins of the German States from the 1670s and from Italian States in the 18th century showed representations of St George and the dragon.
Mosaic by Boris Anrep in the Threadneedle Street entrance of the Bank of England, based on the design for the sovereign by Benedetto Pistrucci.