Quick Quiz #1 – Gold Coin Legends

This is the first in a series of themed Quick Quizzes. They will be typically be 6 or 8 questions each with the same set of possible answers. Each answer is used once.

As reported in this week’s Friday Update, there were three auctions this week which featured important gold coins. This quiz features 8 gold coins from those auctions, each with a different motto in Latin on the reverse. Can you match the coin to the meaning of its motto? If you need help reading the legend, click i in the top left of each question.

Gold Coin Legends

What is the English translation of the Latin mottos on the reverse of these coins?

 

PAX QVÆRITVR BELLO

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What does the legend on the reverse of this Oliver Cromwell Pattern Broad mean? - Larger Image

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FACIAM EOS IN GENTEM VNAM

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What does the legend on the reverse of this James I Unite mean? - Larger Image

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SPERO MELIORA

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What does the legend on the reverse of this James I Unite mean? - Larger Image

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PЄR : CRVCЄ’· TVΛ’· SΛLVΛ · nOS · XPЄ’· RЄDЄ’

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What does the legend on the reverse of this Henry VIII Angel mean? - Larger Image

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SCVTVM FIDEI PROTEGET EAM

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What does the legend on the reverse of this Elizabeth I Pound mean? - Larger Image

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IHC AUTEM TRANSIENS PER MEDIUM ILLORUM IBAT

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What does the legend on the reverse of this Edward III noble mean? - Larger Image

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FLORENT CONCORDIA REGNA

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What does the legend on the reverse of this Charles II Broad mean? - Larger Image

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CULTORES SUI DEUS PROTEGIT

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What does the legend on the reverse of this Charles I Double Crown mean? - Larger Image

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