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英语新闻:为庆小王子两周岁 英国推出纪念银币

2015-07-17    来源:英语点津    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

英语新闻:为庆小王子两周岁 英国推出纪念银币

To commemorate Prince George's second birthday on July 22, the Royal Mint will release a limited edition sterling silver £5 coin.
乔治小王子7月22日就满两周岁啦!为了纪念小王子的生日,英国皇家铸币局将发行面值5英镑的限量版纯银硬币。

The coin features a contemporary re-imagining of the St George and the dragon legend by artist Christopher Le Brun while the other side features the portrait of the Queen by Jody Clark.
硬币的一面是《圣乔治与龙》传说的还原图,由艺术家克里斯托弗•勒•布伦设计,另一面是乔迪•克拉克设计的英国女王肖像。

Priced at £80 and limited to just 7,500 coins, its design has been approved by parents William and Kate, the Queen and Chancellor George Osborne.
这套硬币每枚售价80英镑,限量7500枚。硬币的设计得到了威廉王子和凯特王妃,英国女王以及财政大臣乔治•奥斯本的认可。

St George is a familiar figure on British coinage, first appearing on certain gold coins issued during the reign of Henry VIII. The classic St George and the dragon image created by Benedetto Pistrucci in 1817 has graced the coins of almost every monarch since George III, and the Royal Mint says Le Brun's composition applies a 'dynamic and new approach to the portrayal of the classic tale'.
圣乔治是英国硬币上家喻户晓的人物,在亨利八世当政时期所铸的金币上首次面世。经典的《圣乔治与龙》这一形象由贝纳德托•匹斯图西于1817年设计,自乔治三世起,这个设计几乎为历代王朝铸造的硬币增光添彩。英国皇家铸币局表示勒•布伦的创作采用了一种“动态新颖的方式来呈现这一经典传说”。


Shane Bissett, director of commemorative coin and bullion at the Royal Mint said: 'The choice of the St George design to honor Prince George's birthday is an apt one - the name George has long had links with the British monarchy and its coinage, there having been six kings of that name during the Royal Mint's 1,000 year history. The choice of a silver £5 coin is significant too as the tradition of crossing the palm of a new born baby with silver is a way to wish them wealth and good health throughout their life.'
英国皇家铸币局金条与纪念币负责人肖恩•比赛特说,“用圣乔治的形象来纪念乔治王子生日是一个合适的选择。“乔治”这一名字与英国君主和硬币有着久远的渊源,在英国皇家铸币局1000年的历史里就有六位君主使用过此名。按照传统,用银币在新生儿的手心里划个十字,可以给小宝宝的一生带来财富和健康,因此选择铸造面值5英镑的银币意义重大。

The silver £5 coin issued by The Royal Mint to mark the birth of Prince George in 2013 was so popular that its mintage of 10,000 coins sold out within days.
为庆祝乔治王子出生,英国皇家铸币局于2013年发行的面值5英镑的银币广受欢迎,1万枚硬币几天之内就销售一空。


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