Silver coin; Denomination: Sixpence
Tower Mint, London, Hammer struck
Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603)

Obverse Description

Within an inner bead circle, crowned bust of the Queen, wearing ruff and decorated dress, facing left; behind, rose; around, (mm. cross) ELIZABETH D G ANG [FR E]T HIB REGINA

Reverse Description

Within a bead circle a plain square top shield quartered with the arms of France (1 & 4) and England (2 & 3), over a long cross fourchee; above, 1578; around, (mm. cross) POSVI DEV AD[IVTO]REM MEV (translation, I have made God my helper)

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