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Elizabeth I

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Type Medal
Title Elizabeth I
Date c. 1616
Country England
Side obverse
Composition silver
Diameter 61 x 49.5 mm
Description Elizabeth I, silver oval portrait medal by Simon de Passe, circa 1616, oval silver portrait medal, by Simon de Passe, in imitation of engraving, signed "Si: Pas. f", in narrow border at top of obverse, bust of Elizabeth three-quarters right, her eyes turned to the viewer, wearing small crown, her hair richly jeweled, high ruff collar and her "Armada" dress (after the miniature by Isaac Oliver), rev., crowned Royal shield within Garter, Lion and Unicorn supporters, DIEV ET MON DROIT on ribbon above, Latin epigram on tablet below, QVI LEO DE IVDA EST ET FLOS DE IESSE LEONES PROTEGAT ET FLORES ELIZABETHA TVOS, 61 x 49.5 mm (MI 183/187; Farquhar 138). Ex Morton & Eden, 20-21 May 2003, lot 1116; Ex Rt. Hon. Erik Alexander, 5th Earl of Caledon Collection, Christie's 4 April, 1967, lot 137.
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