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Kent, Queen of Bohemia Token, c.1670

Item Reference: Z48391

Kent, Queen of Bohemia Token, c.1670

Great Britain, Kent, Rochester, Edward Shelley, Copper Farthing Trade Token, undated (c.1670), obverse: head of the Queen of Bohemia (Elizabeth Stuart.

Queen of Bohemia (19 August 1596 – 13 February 1662) was the eldest daughter of King James VI and I, King of Scotland, England and Ireland, and Anne of Denmark. As the wife of Frederick V, Elector Palatine, she was Electress Palatine and briefly Queen of Bohemia. Due to her husband's short reign in Bohemia, Elizabeth is often referred to as the Winter Queen.

Part of the intent of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 was to kidnap the nine-year-old Elizabeth and put her onto the throne of England as a Catholic monarch, after assassinating her father and the Protestant English aristocracy), EDWARD SHELLEY around, reverse: SEF initials at centre, OF ROCHESTER CVRY around, diam. 15mm (Williams 476).