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Coin - Sixpence, Elizabeth I, England, Great Britain, 1565 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 377

Summary:
Silver coin; Denomination: Sixpence
Tower Mint, London
Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 26 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.899 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Hammered
DateEra: 1565 AD
Denomination: Sixpence
Obverse Description: Crowned bust of the Queen, wearing ruff and embroidered dress facing left; behind, rose; around, (mm. rose) ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA
Reverse Description: At centre within a beaded circle and over a long cross fourchee, a plain square topped shield quartered with the arms of France (1 & 4) and England (2 & 3); above, 1565; around, (mm. rose) POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV (translation, I have made God my helper)
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth I, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London

The Royal Mint was in the Tower of London at the time this coin was struck and is usually referred to as the Tower Mint
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], J. North, English Hammered Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1963, North 1997 Pages
  2. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 2561 Pages

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