Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver, 1561) Groat, dated 1561


The Irish Coin Cabinet, The Old Currency Exchange, Coin Dealer, Dublin, Ireland

Date: 1561

Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver) Groat, dated 1561. Crowned bust to left / Three Harps posed on crowned shield, date either side

Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver) Groat, dated 1561. Crowned bust to left / Three Harps posed on crowned shield, date either side

Description:

Elizabeth I, 2nd Irish Coinage (fine silver) Groat, dated 1561. Crowned bust to left / Three Harps posed on crowned shield, date either side. Mintmark: Harp (Dublin mint). Obverse legend reads “RE” (instead of REG)

  • Weight: 1.45 g
    • Fine Silver: 0.916 fine
  • References: D&F 251; S. 6506

Well struck on a broad flan and with good legends.

  • Good Very Fine (gVF)
  • Scarce

Obverse:

Crowned bust (Elizabeth I) to left

  • Legend: ELIZABETH:.D’.G’.A’F.ET’HIBERNIE.RE
    • Translation:
    • Elizabeth by the Grace of God Queen of England, France and Ireland

Reverse:

Three Harps posed on crowned shield, date either side

  • Legend: POSVI.DEVM.ADIVTOREM:MEVM
    • Translation:
    • (Psm. 54:4) “I have made the Lord mine helper”

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Anglo-Norman
    • House of Tudor
      • Elizabeth I
  • Hammered

 

 

Further Reading:

 

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