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Posted 6 months ago

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lydiav5919
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Hi,
I got this pin in a box lot at an auction a couple of years ago. I have been trying to research it on and off since then, but can find nothing. I did find the same setting that was on a political pin from the 1800s in N.Y. The closest meaning I can come to for the Latin is "Greetings equipped group", which doesn't make a whole lot of sense!

Although the photo looks old, it has an almost plastic like coating on it. A new photo of an old photo?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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  1. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 6 months ago
    I can't tell you much about the item itself, but the portrait is Edward VII
    http://www.hadesign.co.uk/worthing_history/history_pages/html/edward_VII.html
  2. lydiav5919, 6 months ago
    WOW!! You are awesome, thank you so much!
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Just a bit more.
    This was a coronation photo taken in August 1902.
    This is a piece of Coronation Memorabilia.

    The Latin means something like:
    "Greetings shine forth to everyone!"

    A bit grandiose, but this guy was not only King of England.
    He was (ALBERT EDWARD) EDWARD VII, KING of the UNITED KINGDOM and the BRITISH DOMINIONS; EMPEROR of INDIA!
    No less!

    The British Empire was huge.
    India, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, great chunks of Africa and more ...

    His coronation day was set for 26 June 1902 and guests were invited from all over the world. However, the King suffered an appendicitis a few days beforehand and developed peritonitis: unless he postponed the coronation and had an operation immediately he would die. The King, though hugely reluctant, finally relented, and 9 August was chosen as the new date. By then he was much recovered and the service proceeded as planned.

    The ageing and almost blind Archbishop of Canterbury, had the prayers printed in large letters on card so he could see them. He still mis-read some of them and at the moment of crowning (after he appeared to drop the crown!) he placed it on the King's head the wrong way round!

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