Edgar Bertram Mackennal

The Location of Edgar Bertram Mackennal's Initials

This famous Australian sculptor studied art in London in 1882 and 1883, Paris and Rome from 1889 through 1891. Mackennal was knighted in 1921. He designed the well-known obverse of King George V, and initialed it "BM". This can be seen on the coins of the following countries: Australia, British India, British West Africa, Canada, Ceylon, Cyprus, East Africa, Fiji, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Mauritius, New Foundland, Jersey, Jamaica, Straits Settlement, Southern Rhodesia, and South Africa.


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