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A British shilling coin from the period of Queen Elizabeth I. Written along the edge on the front is "ELIZABETH.D.G.AN.FR.ET.HI.REGINA (Elizabeth by the grace of God, Queen of England).
On the reverse rim is written "POSUE DEVI ADIVTOREM" (I have made God my helper).
The coin probably was buried by Walt Bagnall, the first settler on Richmond Island in 1628. He was a trader and was killed, perhaps by Indians, in October 1631.
About This Item
- Title: Shilling coin, Richmond Island, ca. 1583
- Creation Date: circa 1583
- Subject Date: circa 1628
- Town: Cape Elizabeth
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Silver
- Local Code: 819*-29
- Object Type: Physical Object
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Coins, British
- Coins, English
- Colonists--United States--Maine
- Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603
- Maine--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
- Richmond Island (Me.)
- United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
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485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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