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Obverse: Photographic portrait of Queen Elizabeth II taken by Dorothy Wilding 26 February 1952. The Queen is wearing the George IV State Diadem, created for the coronation of George IV in 1820. Designed with symbols of the rose, thistle and shamrock, the Diadem contains 1,333 diamonds. Queen Elizabeth often wears the Diadem on state occasions. The necklace worn by The Queen, of diamond flowers and leaves, was a wedding present from Nizam of Hyderabad and Berar.
Reverse: The numeral value of the note and Cyprus colonial two lion badge.
Engraved and printed by Bradbury Wilkinson and Company.
Cyprus colonial two lion badge - In 1905, the two lion badge was approved by King Edward VII. It was derived from the design of the shield of Richard I (Cœur de Lion) who conquered Cyprus in 1191, after being shipwrecked on the island, while on his way to join the Third Crusade.