Browsing British Coins of Elizabeth I


The greatest of British queens, Elizabeth ensured the the firm establishment of the Church of England over Catholicism and, during her reign, dealt the Spanish a devastating defeat when they attempted to invade England with a huge fleet of ships (the Armada). Despite proposals from Princes and noblemen from all over Europe, she never married.

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Dugniolle 3230
silver
Elizabeth I, silver jeton celebrating the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. Dated 1589. 29.5 mm. Struck in the Protestant town of Dordrecht, Holland. TANDEM BONA CAVSA TRIVMPHAT and date 1589, Elizabeth, personifying England, holding open prayer book, sitting left in a triumphal chariot, palm branch over her shoulder. / SI NON VIRIBVS AT CAVSA POTIORES around, BELLV NECESS across fields, tree with a nest containing chicks, protecting themselves from a bird of prey. Dugniolle 3230.TextImage
Dugniolle 3230
Copper
Elizabeth I, Copper token celebrating the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. Dated 1589. Struck in the Protestant town of Dordrecht, Holland. 29.5 mm. TANDEM BONA CAVSA TRIVMPHAT and date 1589, Elizabeth, personifying England, holding open prayer book, sitting left in a triumphal chariot, palm branch over her shoulder. / SI NON VIRIBVS AT CAVSA POTIORES around, BELLV NECESS across fields, tree with a nest containing chicks, protecting themselves from a bird of prey. Dugniolle 3230; Eimer 63.TextImage
Eimer 53Elizabeth I, 1558-1603, AR medal 52 mm, 47.11 g, 1587. Support of the Dutch United Provinces. DEO OPT MAX LAVS ET HONOR IN OE AEVVM QVOD ("to the best and greatest God be praise and honour forever, because", Elizabeth enthroned facing, holding cross-tipped sceptre and cross on globe, her foot on a hydra depicting the Catholic influence, a courtier (possibly the Earl of Leicester) standing at her side, holding her cloak, five naked boys, kneeling and bearing the shields of Gelderland, Holland, Zealand, Utrecht and Friesland around, date below. / QVEM DEVS CONFICIET SPIRITV ORIS SVI ("Whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth") around, the name of God in Hebrew within clouds above, Pope, bishops, other ecclesiastics and Catholic ritual objects falling from the heavens. Eimer 53; British Museum G3.FD.142; Hawkins Medall. II, 99.TextImage
Eimer 56Elizabeth I, AR medallion, Celebrating the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. Cast by G. van Bijlaer. 50.5mm. Dated 1588. DVRVM EST CONTRA STIMVLOS CALCITRARE- O COECAS HOMINVM MENTES O PECTORA COECA in two lines around the Pope, Philip II of Spain and other Catholic bishops, seated in consultation, the floor made of spikes. / TV DEVS MAGNVS ET MAGNA FACIS TV SOLVS DEVS, VENI VIDE VIVE 1588 in two lines around, the Spanish fleet driven against the rocks, with sailors being thrown in the water. Eimer 56; van Loon I, 390,384.1.TextImage
Eimer 57Elizabeth I. AR 51mm medallion, AD 1558-1603. 40.70 g. Celebrating the defeat of the Spanish Armada. By G. van Bijlaer. Dated 1588. + FLAVIT ET DISSIPATI SVNT 1588 ("God blew, and they (the Spanish fleet) were scattered"), large fleet of ships under sail right, being dispersed; above, name of God in Hebrew within rayed clouds / Castle mintmark and ALLIDOR NON LÆDOR ("I may be assailed, but not injured"), church set upon rocky island, being buffeted by heavy winds and waves; below, crowned coat-of-arms of Maurice, Prince of Orange. MI 145/112; Eimer 57.TextImage
Eimer 60Elizabeth I, copper jeton celebrating the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. 29 mm, 5.55 g. Rosette mintmark. HISPANI FVGIV'T ET PEREV'T NEMINE SEQVETE, Spanish ship sailing right, breaking up. / Rosette, HOMO PROPONIT DEVS DISPONIT, four figures (a mother, father and two children) kneeling left, giving thanks, 1588 below. Eimer 60; Dugnoille 3188; Van Loon I 386.TextImage
Med. Illust. I, 130Elizabeth I, oval gold medal celebrating the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. 57 x 54 mm. 57 g. Obv: (fleur de lis) DITIOR IN TOTO NON ALTER CIRCVLVS ORBE, small rosette after each word, crowned bust of Elizabeth facing, wearing richly jewelled and embroidered dress with wide, lace-edged ruff open at the front, triple necklet, holding long, lis-headed sceptre in right hand and jewelled orb in left / Rev: E-R to left and right of a bay or laurel tree on an island, inscribed NON IPSA PERICVLA TANGVNT, in the centre of a tempestuous sea, fish and ships in the sea, all within wreath. Medallic Illustrations I, 130; Charles Butler Coll. 825.TextImage
Med. Illust. I, 133Elizabeth I, oval silver medal celebrating the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. 59 x 46 mm. ELIZABETH D G ANGLIA F ET HI REG, bust of Elizabeth left, her hair and gown adorned with jewels and pearls, wearing large ruff collar / E-R to left and right of a bay or laurel tree on an island, inscribed NON IPSA PERICVLA TANGVNT, in the centre of a tempestuous sea, withstanding a bolt of lightning, dotted border around. Medallic Illustrations I, 133.TextImage
Peck 6 Silver Pledge Halfpenny, 1601. Elizabeth I (1558-1603). Crowned royal monogram on obverse includes each of the letters of "ELIZABETH R." / Portcullis with date above. Not in Spink. Peck-6.TextImage
Seaby 2520Elizabeth I AV Half Pound. Second issue, 1560-1561. London mint; mm: cross-crosslet. ELIZABETH D' G' ANG' FRA' ET HI' REGINA, crowned bust left / SCVTVM FIDEI PROTEGET EAM, crowned coat-of-arms; E R at sides. North 1982.
Seaby 2529Elizabeth I AV 'Fine' Sovereign. Mintmark, Escallop, 1584-86. ELIZABETH : D' : G' : ANG : FRA ET HIB REGINA : (scallop shell) :, queen enthroned facing holding fleur-tipped sceptre & globus cruciger, portcullis below / (scallop) A . DNO' . FACTV' . EST . ISTVD . ET . EST . MIRABIN . OCVLIS . NPS, shield of arms on large Tudor rose. Fr 209.
Seaby 2555Elizabeth I AR Shilling. 1560-61, second issue, of sterling fineness. Bust 3C. (martlet) ELIZABETH : D : G : AN : FR : ET . HIB : REGINA, crowned bust left / (martlet) POSVI : DEV : ADIVTOREM : MEV, shield of arms quartered by long cross fourchee. North 1985.
Seaby 2556England, Elizabeth I, 1560-1561, reigned 1558-1603, AR Groat (23mm). Martlet mint-mark, ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HIB REGINA, crowned bust left / POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV, shield on long cross fourchée.
Seaby 2558Elizabeth I AR Penny. Second issue, struck 1560-61, of sterling fineness. (martlet) E . D . G . ROSA . SIN . SPINA, crowned bust left / CIVITAS LONDON, shield of arms quartered by long cross fourchee.
Seaby 2559England, James I, 1603-1625, AR Halfgroat (17mm). I.D.G ROSA SINE SPINA, crowned rose / TVEATUR VNITA DEVS, crowned thistle.
Seaby 2560Elizabeth I Sixpence, silver, 2.78 grams, 25.46 mm. Dated 1561, 3rd/4th issue, small bust. ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA, crowned bust left with rose behind and ‘pheon’ mintmark / POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV, long cross over arms dividing legend. S. 2560; N. 1997.TextImage
Seaby 2561England, Elizabeth I, 1563 (reigned 1558-1603), AR Sixpence (25mm). Pheon mint-mark, ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HIB REGINA, crowned bust left, rose behind / pheon, POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV, shield on long cross fourchée, 1563 above.
Seaby 2562Elizabeth I AR Sixpence. Third issue, dated 1569. London mint; mm: crown. ELIZABETH : D : ANG : FR : ET : HIB : REGINA, crowned bust left (intermediate bust) / POSVI DEV' AVDITOREM . DEV', coat-of-arms on cross fourchée. North 1997.
Seaby 2562
1567
Elizabeth I AR Sixpence. Third issue, dated 1567. London mint; crown mintmark. 2.97 gr. ELIZABETH : D : ANG : FR : ET : HIB : REGINA, crowned bust left (intermediate bust, ear shows) with Tudor rose behind head / POSVI DEV' AVDITOREM . DEV', coat-of-arms on cross fourchée, three fleurs de lis and three lions in opposing corners. Date 1567 above. Seaby 2562; North 1997.TextImage
Seaby 2563Tudors, Elizabeth I, AR sixpence, dated 1575, 2.92 gr. 3rd/4th issue, bust type 5A. ELIZABETH D G ANF FR ET HI REGINA, crowned bust left, Tudor rose behind / POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV, long cross over arms with date above. Seaby 2563; N. 1997.TextImage
Seaby 2566Elizabeth I AR Threepance. Third coinage, sterling fineness. ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HIB REGINA, crowned bust left, rose behind / POSVI DEVM ADIVTOREM MEVM, shield of arms quartered by long cross fourchee.
Seaby 2572England, Elizabeth I, 1558-1603, AR Sixpence (24x25mm), Seaby Spink 2572, VG/aF. Obv. Greek cross, ELIZABETH DG ANG FR ET HIB REGINA, crowned bust left, rose behind. Rev. POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV, shield on long cross fourchee, 1578 or 1579 above.
Seaby 2577Elizabeth I, AR Shilling. AD 1595-1598, sixth issue. 5.81 gr. ELIZAB D G ANG FRA ET HIB REGI, crowned bust left, 'key' mintmark / POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV, long cross over coat of arms. Seaby 2577; N. 2014.TextImage
Seaby 2578Elizabeth I AR Half Groat. Fifth issue of 1582-1600, sterling fineness. (scallop) E D G ROSA SIN SPINA, crowned bust left, two pellets behind / CIVITAS LONDON, shield of arms quartered by long cross fourchee.
Seaby 2579England, Elizabeth I, 1582-1600, reigned 1558-1603, AR Halfgroat (16mm). Hand mint-mark, E.D.G. ROSA SINE SPINA, crowned bust left, two pellets behind / CIVITAS LONDON, shield on long cross fourchée.
Seaby 2581Elizabeth I AR Portcullis Halfpenny. Fifth issue, 1582-1600, sterling fineness. Portcullis / long Moline cross, three pellets in each quarter.
Seaby 2583Elizabeth I AR Halfcrown. 1601. (mintmark 1) ELIZABETH : D' G'. ANG'. FRA : ET : HIBER : REGINA, crowned bust left holding fleur-tipped sword & orb / : 1 : POSVI : DEVM : ADIVTOREM : MEVM :, shield of arms quartered by long cross fourchee. North 2013.
Seaby 2594 ENGLAND. Elizabeth I (1558–1603). AR sixpence (2.62 gm). Milled coinage, 1562. Mm star. Small crowned bust left in plain dress, large rose behind / Coat of arms quartered by cross fourchée. Spink 2594.
Seaby 2595 ENGLAND: Elizabeth I. (1558-1603). AR milled sixpence (3.08 gm). star mintmark, 1562. Crowned bust of queen left, rose behind / Coat of arms with cross fourch‚e. Seaby 2595.
Seaby 2597Elizabeth I AR Sixpence. Milled issue, 1562, star, Bordon / Brown 29 O2 / R1; Seaby 2597; North 2028.
Seaby 2599Elizabeth I AR Milled Sixpence. 1567. (lis) ELIZABETH . D'. G'. ANG'. FR'. ET . HI'. REGINA, small, later bust left, rose behind / (lis) POSVI DEV'. ADIVTOREM . MEV'. .15-67., shield of arms quartered by long cross fourchee.
Seaby 2603Elizabeth I AR Milled Threepence. 1562. * ELIZABETH . D . G . ANG . FRE . ET . HIB . REGINA, crowned bust left, rose behind / * POSVI DEVM . ADIVTOREM . MEVM .15-62., shield of arms quartered by long cross fourchee. North 2034.
Seaby 6505Ireland, Elizabeth I AR Shilling. Second (Fine) coinage, dated 1561. (harp) ELIZABETH D. G. BR. F. ET. HIBERNIE : REG :, crowned bust left / (harp) POSVI : DEVM : AVDITOREM : MEVM, three harps within crowned coat of arms.
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