Some Legends or Inscriptions Appearing on English Coins
- A DOMINO FACTUM EST ISTUD ET EST MIRABILE IN OCULIS NOTRIS - This is the Lord's doing and it is marvellous in our eyes.
- A DNO FACTUM EST ISTUD ET EST MIRAB IN OCUL - This is the Lord's doing and it is marvellous in our eyes.
- AMOR POPULI PRAESIDIUM REGIS - The love of the people is the King's protection. On angels of Charles I
- ANNO REGNI PRIMO - In the first year of the reign. Other years may be given.
- BELLO ET PACE - War and Peace.
- CAMBIENDI SVBSIDIVM - A help to change.
- CHRISTO AUSPICE REGNO - I reign under the auspices of Christ.
- CIVIUM INDUSTRIA FLORET CIVITAS - By the industry of its people the State flourishes. On the 1951 Festival Crown of George VI.
- CULTORES SUI DEUS PROTEGIT - God protects His worshippers. Gold double crowns of Charles I
- DECUS ET TUTAMEN - Design and safeguard.
- DIEU ET MON DROIT - God and my right.
- DOMINE NE IN FURORE TUO ARGUAS ME - O Lord, rebuke me not in Thine anger.
- DOMINUS DEUS OMNIPOTENS REX (DN D O REX) - Lord God, Almighty King.
- DUM SPIRO SPERO - While I live, I hope.
- EXALTABITUR IN GLORIA - He shall be exhaulted in glory. On all quarter-nobles.
- EXURGAT DEUS ET DISSIPENTUR INIMICI EIUS - Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered.
- FACIAM EOS IN GENTEM UNAM - I will make them one nation.
- FLORENT CONCORDIA REGNA - Through concord, kingdoms flourish.
- HANC DEUS DEDIT - God has given this. On siege-pieces of Pontefract struck by Charles II.
- HAS NISI PERITURUS NIHI ADIMAT NEMO - Let no one remove these from me under peril of death. Referring to the edge letters used as a design against clipping.
- HENRICUS ROSAS REGNA JACOBUS - Henry the roses, James the Kingdoms. Referring to Henry uniting the roses (War of the Roses) and James the kingdoms of England and Scotland.
- HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE - Evil to him who evil thinks.
- INIMICOS EJUS INDUAM CONFUSIONE - As for his enemies, I shall clothe them with shame.
- JESUS AUTEM TRANSIENS PER MEDIUM ILLORUM IBAT - But Jesus, passing through the midst of them, went His way.
- JUSTITIA THRONUM FIRMAT - Justice strengthens the throne.
- LUCERNA PEDIBUS MEIS VERBUM EST - The word is a lamp unto my feet.
- NUMMORUM FAMULUS - The servent of the coinage.
- O CRUX AVE SPES UNICA - Hail O Cross, our only hope.
- PAX MISSA PER ORBEM - Peace sent throughout the world.
- PAX QUAERITUR BELLO - Peace is sought through war.
- PER CRUCEM TUAM SALVA NOS CHRISTE REDEMPTOR - By Thy cross, save us, O Christ, our Redeemer.
- POST MORTEM PATRIS PRO FILIO - After the death of the father for the son.
- POSUI DEUM ADJUTOREM MEUM - I have made God my Helper.
- PROTECTOR LITERIS LITERAE NUMMIS CORONA ET SALUS - A protection to the letters, the letters are a garland and a safeguard to the coinage. The edge letters were a protection to the letters on the face of the coin, saving them from being clipped.
- QUAE DEUS CONJUNXIT NEMO SEPARET - What God has joined let no man separate. Referring to the joining of England and Scotland.
- QVATVOR MARIA VINDICO - I claim the four seas. (on the pattern farthings of Charles II)
- REDDE CUIQUE QUOD SUUM EST - Render to each that which is his own.
- RELIGIO PROTESTANTIVM LEGES ANGLIAE LIBERTAS PARLIAMENTI - The religion of the Protestants, the laws of England, the liberty of Parliament.
- ROSA SINE SPINA - A rose without a thorn.
- RUTILANS ROSA SINE SPINA - A dazzling rose without a thorn.
- SCUTUM FIDEI PROTEGET EUM - The shield of faith shall protect him.
- SCUTUM FIDEI PROTEGET EAM - The shield of faith shall protect her.
- TALI DICATA SIGNO MENS FLUCTUARI NEQUIT - Consecrated by such a sign the mind cannot waver.
- TIMOR DOMINI FONS VITAE - The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life.
- TUEATUR UNITA DEUS - May God guard these united. Referring to the united kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
- VERITAS TEMPORIS FILIA - Truth, the daughter of Time.
Matrix of English Monarchs and Coins
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