Queen Elizabeth I Tudor Silver Sixpence

Queen Elizabeth I Tudor Silver Sixpence

Code: 10747

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This is a Tudor silver sixpence of Queen Elizabeth Ist, minted in London in 1596.

Obverse inscription: ELIZAB: D G'. ANG' FR ET HI REGI  ( "Elizabeth, by the Grace of God, Queen of England, France and Ireland") Crowned bust left, rose behind, mintmark 

Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV' ADIVTOREM MEV ("I have made God my helper") Square topped shield quartered by long cross fourchee dividing legend, date above. 1596. The mintmark appears to be a key over a woolpack, the die may have been an old one (judging by the degradation of the lettering in the legend) reused, so would date to the early part 1596. 

DENOMINATION: Sixpence

CULTURE: Tudor England

DATE: 1596 A.D.

Mint-Mark: Key over Woolpack

MATERIAL: Silver

SIZE: 26mm diameter

WEIGHT: 2.7 grams

ATTRIBUTION: Spink.2578B