Defeat of the Spanish Armada and Public Thanksgiving
Defeat of the Spanish Armada and Public Thanksgiving, bronze jeton, 1589, Elizabeth 1 seated in a carriage holds a palm branch and open prayer book, TANDEM BONA CAUSA TRIUMPHAT, ( AT LENGTH THE GOOD CAUSE TRIUMPHS), rev. a tree in which sit three young birds in a nest protecting themselves from a bird of prey, SI NON VIRIBUS AT CAUSA POTIORES, ( IF NOT IN STRENGTH, YET IN OUR CAUSE MORE POWERFUL). 30mm, (MI. 153/128). Very fine. £275.00
This medal probably alludes to the Queen's solemn procession in a triumphal car to St. Paul's, to return public thanks.
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