Reproduction Elizabeth I One Testern

  • Product Code: E1TCOIN
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  • £5.00

Obverse: Crowned royal shield of arms dividing crowned E R, point of shield to N or ANG. Text around ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HIB REGINA.

Reverse: Crowned portcullis, small rings at end of chains. Text around POSVI DEVM ADIVTOREM MEVM (I have made God my helper).

History: Known as portcullis money these coins were minted for the first voyage of the incorporated 'Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies'. The coins were struck to the weights of the equivalent Spanish silver Reales.

Date: Mintmark O, struck at the Tower Mint 1600-01

Diameter: 2.3cm

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