Elizabeth I Penny mm coronet

Elizabeth I Penny mm coronet

Elizabeth I (1558-1603), silver Penny, London Mint, third and fourth issues (1560-1578), crowned bust left, inner and outer beaded circle surrounding, initial mark coronet (1567-70) both sides, E. D. G. ROSA. SINE. SPINA. rev. long cross fourchee over quartered shield of arms, CIVI TAS LON DON, weight 0.51g (N.2001; S.2570). Toned with reverse a little off-centre, about very fine.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse, "Elizabeth, by the grace of God, a rose without a thorn." and on the reverse as "City of London."



Purchased from A H Baldwin and Sons Ltd, Spring 2008.

This coin illustrated in "Coinage and Currency in Eighteenth Century Britain, The Provincial Coinage" by David W Dykes, page 10, number 9b.


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