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The reverse designs are as follows. 1983, 1993, 1998, 2003 & 2008: Ornamental royal arms. Edge inscription: DECUS ET TUTAMEN ("An ornament and a safeguard" – originally on 17th century coins, this refers to the inscribed edge as a protection against the clipping of precious metal. The original appearance of the phrase is attributed to an epic poem by Virgil—"viro decus et tutamen in armis" (Aeneid, Book V, L. 262), describing a piece of armour, a breast-plate interwoven with gold, which was awarded as a prize to Mnestheus.) Designed by Eric Sewell.
Originally posted by Soapusmaximus
Just going to do some research,
Can you give us a photo of the other side showing the date please?
cheers mate, looks legit to me though, probably to commemorate something
Edit- I didn't know this but £1 coins only started being put into circulation in 1983 (to replace £1 notes, phased out in 1984).
Its more than likely one of the first ones, with the pattern to commemorate the occasion,
I don't think its Klingon !!edit on 26-1-2012 by Soapusmaximus because: More info
Wiki-Pound coinedit on 26-1-2012 by Soapusmaximus because: Link