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A silver groat coin from the era of Queen Elizabeth I of Britain was found buried on Richmond Island. Walt Bagnall, the first settler there in 1628, probably buried it.
The writing on the front is, "ELIZABETH.D.G.ANG.FR.HIB.REGI" and on the reverse, "POSUI REV.ADIVTOREM.MEV" (I have made God my helper).
About This Item
- Title: Queen Elizabeth I silver coin, ca. 1558
- Creator: England
- Creation Date: circa 1558
- Subject Date: circa 1628
- Town: Cape Elizabeth
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Silver
- Local Code: 819*-10
- Object Type: Physical Object
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Coins, English
- United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
- Maine--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
- Richmond Island (Me.)
- Colonists--United States--Maine
- Coins, British
- Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603
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