Elizabeth 1 Gold Sovereign
- Time period: 1558 -1603
- Origin: English
- Materials: Pewter, gold plate
- Product Dimensions: 45mm diameter
24ct Gold plate on pewter. The latin on the reverse "A Domino Factum Et Istud Et Est Mirabilis In Oculis Nostris" translates to "This is the Lord's doing and it is marvellous in our eyes".
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