“English Silver Coinage of the Tudors” by Desmond Rainey (NSI-NB)

This article takes the reader on a numismatic journey from the Battle of Bosworth Field of 1485 to the final days of the last Tudor's monarchs - Queen Elizabeth I, who was succeeded in 1603 by her cousin King James VI of Scotland. The transition from the medieval world with its stylised portraiture into a more modern world characterised by realism in its portrayal of the monarch on the coinage is revisited in detail and illustrated with the finest examples of silver coins. The writing is subtly infused with the sense of wonder and the life-long passion of the author for the history and coinage of the Tudors. Read more here.


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