When the Romans subdued these shores, they named the territory Britannia, personifying the province in the form of a female warrior. Conceived as a symbol of strength, this inspiring figure helped establish political unity. And for 2,000 years she’s been a reassuring presence through times of upheaval and change. Dynasties fall but Britannia endures, underpinning our national identity.
A fixture on coins for centuries, Britannia is more than just a symbol – she chronicles the history of the British Isles. Bound up in her garb is the very spirit of a nation. Her strength stems from her poise, her shield offers protection and her gaze is trained on the future, driving progress onward. For 2018, designer David Lawrence takes Britannia in a different direction, returning her to her roots. His take on our national icon is inspired by the trappings of Ancient Rome.
The brand new 2018 range sees Britannia returning to her classical roots and for the very first time, features a silver Proof kilo coin – just 150 available. Shop now to secure yours, we anticipate high demand. Add to your collection of iconic Britannia coins.