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1982 England United Kingdom Great Britain 20 Pence coin pendant English Tudor Rose Lancaster York Somerset Bath Taunton War of the Roses British jewelry London Manchester Sheffield Liverpool Newcastle Leeds n000054

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United Kingdom 20 Pence {1982-2008} 75S 2L82 21H


front: crowned Tudor rose

The Tudor rose (sometimes called the Union rose) is the traditional floral heraldic emblem of England and takes its name and origins from the Tudor dynasty.

When Henry VII took the crown of England from Richard III in battle (1485), he brought the end of the retrospectively-dubbed 'Wars of the Roses' between the House of Lancaster (one monarch of which had sometimes used the badge of a red or gold rose) and the House of York (which had lately used a white-rose badge). Henry's father was Edmund Tudor from the House of Richmond (maternally), and his mother was Margaret Beaufort from the House of Lancaster; in January 1486 he married Elizabeth of York to bring all factions together. (In battle, Richard III fought under the banner of the boar, and Henry under the banner of the dragon of his native Wales.) The white rose versus red rose juxtaposition was Henry's invention.

back: portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

• quantity 1
• demonetized design (no longer in mintage) polished Copper-nickel coin
• diameter: 21
• weight: 5 g

• 24" stainless steel ball chain {2.5mm thick, lightweight 5 g}
• no chain or cord
• 1-1/8" stainless steel keychain with 30 mm ring {see last photo}

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