1075502 | GREAT BRITAIN. NETHERLANDS. Holland. Elizabeth I.
(Queen, 1558-1603). 1588 AR Medal. NGC AU55.
By Gerhard van Bijlaer (unsigned). Edge: Plain. 52mm. (rose) x DVRVMx ESTx CONTRAx STIMVLOSx CALCITRAREx [Acts IX-5]// : O. COECAS. HOMINVM. MENTES et O. PECTORA. COECA. Philip II and other Catholic heads of Church and State seated, blindfolded, with feet on spiked floor /
(rose) x TVx DEVSx MAGNVSx ETx MAGNAx FACISx TVx SOLVSx DEVSx [Psalms LXXXVI-10]// : VENI. VIDE. VIVE. et (date). The Spanish fleet driven against rocks. Van Loon I, 384/1; Eimer 56a (52mm); MI 144/111; Attwood 2009 No. 1.
Defeat of the Spanish Armada. A lovely example, struck rather than cast, and with an attractive cabinet patina.
The NGC insert indicates this medal as "Great Britain". Housed in an oversized holder.
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