Gold coin; Denomination: Pound, sometimes called a pound sovereign.
Royal Mint, London
Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third Coinage (North); Sixth Issue (Spink)

The pound was current at 20 shillings

Obverse Description

Crowned bust of the Queen, wearing a richly decorated dress and ruff, facing left; around, (Mm. woolpack) ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA ET HIB REGINA (translation: Elizabeth by the Grace of God Queen of England France and Ireland)

Reverse Description

Crowned Royal shield quartered with the arms of England and France dividing the letters ER, the crown pierces a circle of beads; around, (Mm. woolpack) SCVTVM FIDEI PROTEGET EAM (translation: The shield of faith shall protect her)

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