Some Legends or Inscripitions Appearing on the Coins of England and Great Britain
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.