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.TextImage
Seaby 2529Elizabeth I AV 'Fine' Sovereign. Mintmark, scallop shell, 1584-86. ELIZABETH : D' : G' : ANG : FRA ET HIB REGINA : (scallop shell) :, queen enthroned facing holding fleur-tipped sceptre and cross on globe, portcullis below / (scallop) A . DNO' . FACTV' . EST . ISTVD . ET . EST . MIRABIN . OCVLIS . NPS, shield of arms on large Tudor rose. Fr 209.TextImage
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. TextImage
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. TextImage
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. TextImage
Seaby 2559Elizabeth I (1558-1603) AR sixpence 1561. 25 mm, 3.13 g. Third issue. Mintmark star. Star ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HIB REGINA, crowned bust left, rose behind head. / star POSVI DEVM ADIVTOREM MEV, shield of arms quartered by long cross fourchee. Date 1561 across upper fields. Seaby 2559.TextImage
Seaby 2560Elizabeth I AR Sixpence, 2.78 g, 25.46 mm. Dated 1561, Second issue, small module. 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. Seaby 2560; North 1997.TextImage
Seaby 2561England, Elizabeth I, 1563 (reigned 1558-1603), AR Sixpence, third issue. 26mm, 2.60 g. Issue mark: pheon. pheon mint-mark, ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HIB REGINA, crowned bust left, rose behind head. / pheon, POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV, Coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée., date 1564 (struck over 1562) across upper fields. North 1997; Seaby 2561.TextImage
Seaby 2561BEngland, Elizabeth I, 1563 (reigned 1558-1603), AR Sixpence, third issue. 26mm, 2.60 g. Issue mark: pheon. pheon mint-mark, ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HIB REGINA, crowned bust left, rose behind head. / pheon, POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV, Coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée., date 1564 (struck over 1562) across upper fields. North 1997; Seaby 2561B.TextImage
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 2562
1571
Elizabeth I. 1558-1602. AR Sixpence, 25 mm, 3.02 g. Third issue, dated 1571. London Tower mint; mintmark: castle. (castle) ELIZABETH : D : ANG : FR : ET : HIB : REGINA, crowned bust left, rose behind head. / (castle) POSVI DEV' AVDITOREM DEV', coat-of-arms on long cross fourchée. North 1997; Seaby 2562.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. 1558-1603. AR Threepence (19mm, 1.61 g). Third issue. Tower (London) mint; im: castle. Dated 1571. (castle) ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HIB REGINA, crowned bust left, rose behind head. / (castle) POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV, coat of arms on long cross fourchée, date 1571 across upper fields. North 1998; Seaby 2566.TextImage
Seaby 2572Elizabeth I, 1558-1603, AR Sixpence, 26mm, 2.85 g, dated 1579. Fifth issue. Tower (London) mint. Mintmark Greek cross. Greek cross, ELIZABETH DG ANG FR ET HIB REGINA, crowned bust left, rose behind. / POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV, coat of arms on long cross fourchee, date 1579 above. North 1997; Seaby 2572.TextImage
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. TextImage
Seaby 2579Elizabeth I, 1582-1600, reigned 1558-1603, AR Halfgroat (16mm), fifth issue. Mintmark: hand. (Hand) mint-mark, E.D.G. ROSA SINE SPINA, crowned bust left, two dots behind head. / CIVITAS LONDON, coat of arms on long cross fourchée. Seaby 2579.TextImage
Seaby 2581Elizabeth I, AR Portcullis Halfpenny (1582-1600). Fifth issue of 1582-1600, sterling fineness. Portcullis, crescent above. / Long, Moline cross with incurving end hooks, connected triple dots in two quadrants and single dots filling the other two. Seaby 2581. TextImage
Seaby 2583Elizabeth I. 1558-1602. AR Halfcrown 14.69 g. Sixth issue, dated 1601. London mint; mm: 1. ELIZABETH D'G' ANG' FRA' ET HIBER' REGINA, crowned bust left, with sceptre and orb. / POSVI DEVM ADIVTOREM MEVM, coat-of-arms surmounted by cross fourchée. North 2013; Seaby 2583.TextImage
Seaby 2594Elizabeth 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. TextImage
Seaby 2595Elizabeth 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. TextImage
Seaby 2597Elizabeth I, milled sixpence, 1564, 2.81 g) 1562, mintmark star. (star) ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA ET HIB REGINA, crowned bust left, small rose behind head. / (star) POSVI DEVM ADIVTOREM MEVM, coat of arms over long cross fourchée, date 1564 across upper fields. Seaby 2597; North 2028.TextImage
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'. and date 1567, shield of arms quartered by long cross fourchee. TextImage
Seaby 2603Elizabeth I (1558-1603) Milled silver Threepence, 1562. Mintmark: lis. (lis) ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA ET HIB REGINA, crowned bust left, rose behind head. / (lis) POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEVM, coat of arms over long cross fourchée. Seaby 2603; North 2034.TextImage
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. Seaby 6505. TextImage
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