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

A halfgroat is a twopence coin, this is indicated by the two pellets behind the Queen's head.

Obverse Description

Crowned bust of the Queen, wearing ruff and embroidered dress facing left; behind, the denomination mark, two pellets; around, (mm. off flan) E D G ROSA SINA SPINA (translation, Elizabeth by the Grace of God, a rose without a thorn)

Reverse Description

At centre within a beaded circle and over a long cross fourchee, a plain square topped shield quartered with the arms of France (1 & 4) and England (2 & 3); around, (mm. uncertain) CIVITAS LONDON

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