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Elizabeth I, 1558-1603. Sixpence, 1590.

Elizabeth I, 1558-1603. Sixpence, 1590.

  • Queen Elizabeth I is one of the most romanticised monarchs in history. Princess Elizabeth was imprisoned by her older sister Queen Mary, otherwise known as 'Bloody Mary', in the bell tower at the Tower of London. She entered the Tower through traitors gate, imprisoned so that she could not lead a Protestant rebellion against Mary and take her place on the throne. After Queen Mary died in 1558 her younger sister Elizabeth became Queen as the last Tudor monarch.


    Queen Elizabeth's reign is fondly known as the Elizabethan era. This Sixpence was struck during a period famous for the flourishing of English drama, led by playwrights such as William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe, and for the seafaring skill of English adventurers and explorers such as Francis Drake.


    This coin is a lovley example, the reverse with a colourful tone, and a sharp strike overall. There is some light wear on the portrait, the reverse practically as struck.


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