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BM01388

Elizabeth I Crown mintmark 1

Elizabeth I (1558-1603), silver Crown, ornate crowned bust left, holding orb and sceptre, crown breaks inner beaded circle, initial mark 1 (1601), Latin legend and beaded border surrounding, ELIZABETH: D: G: ANG: FRA: ET: HIBER: REGINA:1: rev. long cross fourchee under quartered shield of arms, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding, :1: POSVI: DEVM: AD IVTORE M: MEVM: weight 29.52g (Cooper dies D/6; N.2012; S.2582). Short cut in upper English arms on reverse, light tooling and smoothing above shield, some other light surface marks and nicks both sides, otherwise toned good very fine with a good portrait and a great provenance.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Elizabeth by the Grace of God, Queen of England France and Ireland; and on the reverse "I have made God my Helper" a Psalm from the Bible.

Provenance:

Ex John Frederick Neck Collection, portion owned by Henry Webb.

Ex Henry Webb, Sotheby, 9th July 1894, lot 311.

Ex Capt. Harold Edmund George Paget, Glendining, 25th September 1946, lot 25.

Ex Spink Auction 98, 16th June 1993, lot 332.

Ex Spink Auction, 15th July 2004, lot 238.

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