Queen Elizabeth I Tudor Silver Sixpence

Queen Elizabeth I Tudor Silver Sixpence

Code: 11031

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This is a Tudor silver sixpence of Queen Elizabeth Ist, minted in London in 1587.

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

Reverse inscription: POSVI/ DEV' AD/1VTORE/M MEV ("I have made God my helper") Square topped shield quartered by long cross fourchee dividing legend, date above. 1587. The mintmark being a clear crescent. 

This coin was issued shortly before the Spanish Armada in 1588. 

DENOMINATION: Sixpence

CULTURE: Tudor England

DATE: 1587 A.D.

Mint-Mark: Crescent

MATERIAL: Silver

SIZE: 26mm diameter

WEIGHT: 2.68 grams

ATTRIBUTION: Spink.2578A