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Queen Elizabeth I Tudor Silver Sixpence

£185.00 Approx $234.18, €215.87

Code: 12445



This is a Tudor silver Sixpence (6 pence) of Queen Elizabeth, minted at London in 1594 AD.

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, mintmark 'Woolpack'.

Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV  ("I have made God my helper") Square topped shield quartered by long cross fourchee dividing legend, mintmark 'Woolpack' above.

In the summer of 1594, William Shakespeare decided to invest around 50 Pounds to become a shareholder in a newly formed acting company: Lord Chamberlain's Men. A nice excavated silver coin from this historic period!

DENOMINATION: Sixpence

CULTURE: Tudor England

DATE: 1594 AD

Mint-Mark: 'Woolpack'

MATERIAL: Silver

SIZE: 25mm diameter

WEIGHT: 3 grams

ATTRIBUTION: Spink.2577

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection in Yeovil, United Kingdom.