1743, Great Britain, George II. Silver Shilling Coin. Four Roses in Fields!
Mint Year: 1743
Reference: Seaby 3702, KM-583.1.
Obverse: Old laureate and draped bust of George II left.
Legend: GEORGIUS . II . DEI . GRATIA .
Translated: "George II by the Grace of God"
Reverse: Crowned cruciform shields, Order of the Garter star in center. Four roses in fields.
Legend: M B F ET – H . REX . F D B – ET L D S R I – A T ET E . 17 – 43 .
George II (George Augustus; German: Georg II. August; 10 November 1683 – 25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and Archtreasurer and Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his death.
He was the last British monarch to have been born outside Great Britain, and was famous for his numerous conflicts with his father and, subsequently, with his son. As king, he exercised little control over policy in his early reign, the government instead being controlled by Great Britain’s de facto first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole.