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Elizabeth I Counter: CM.79.229-1919

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Elizabeth I Counter


Ruler: Elizabeth I (1558-1603)
Engraver: Passe, Simon de




This medal is part of a series of silver counters by Simon and William van de Passe of the Sovereigns of England and other contemporary personages. The subject of this counter is Elizabeth I.


History note: Under Review

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1919-11-22) by Fry, Geoffrey

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 24 mm Diameter 24 mm Weight 2.47 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Half length figure of the Queen, crowned, wearing high lace collar, necklace, and holding sceptre and orb.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: English and French arms quarterly on a plain square topped shield within a Garter crowned.

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.79.229-1919
Primary reference Number: 227478
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Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 29 March 2021 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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