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

A groat is a 4 pence coin

Obverse Description

Within an inner bead circle, crowned bust of the Queen, wearing ruff and decorated dress, facing left; around, (mm. cross crosslet) ELIZABETH D G AN FR ET 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; around, (mm. cross crosslet) POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV (translation, I have made God my helper)

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