Elizabeth the 1st coin set
- Time period: 1558-1603
- Origin: English
- Materials: Pewter
- Product Dimensions: Various diameters.
Six coins in the set. The image shows both sides of each coin. Left to right: Shilling, Sixpence, Groat, Halfgroat, Penny, Halfpenny.
On the reverse "Posui Deum Adivtorum Meum" translates to "I have made the Lord my helper".
Please note; Although medieval coins were cast in silver, these replicas are cast in lead free pewter.
In addition to coins, the pouch or purse could also contain other items, much as we carry in our handbags and pockets today. Practical items such as tiny mirrors and entertainment paraphernalia such as jettons, deck of cards and dice were not uncommon for both the gentleman and the lady of the day.
1500 - 1600 AD