Elizabeth I, Tudor Queen 1558-1603
London. Sixth issue of 1583-1600. Escallop mintmark on each side. Rare. The design continues the classic motifs first seen in the reign of Henry VII: the monarch faces the viewer in a full-length robed image, enthroned, holding golden orb and scepter, a tressure behind her and a portcullis at her feet, while the reverse displays a full-blown Tudor rose with the royal shield at its center. A great Tudor rarity.
A fabulous, boldly struck example on a broad flan showing fully detailed legends, on a wonderful flan with superb gold color.