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Elizabeth I Counter: CM.5.3138-1933

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Elizabeth I Counter


Ruler: Elizabeth I (1558-1603)




This would have been commonly used in the City of London during the reign of Elizabeth for the purposes of reckoning, or they may be merely tickets.


History note: Under Review

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-01) by Henderson, James Stewart


Production date: uncertain AD 1574

Components of the work

Object composed of lead Diameter (min) 21 mm Diameter 21 mm Weight 3.09 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Two headed eagle

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Rose crowned between E. R.

  • Text: GOD . SAVE . THE . QVENE.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.5.3138-1933
Primary reference Number: 227364
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Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 29 March 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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