ELIZABETH I, RARE FIRST ISSUE SILVER SHILLING
Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Silver Shilling, First issue (1559-1560)
Mint mark Lis
Obverse: Crowned 2B bust facing left, crosshatching on bodice, beaded and wire-line inner circles with Latin legend surrounding: ELIZABETH. D’.G; ANG; FRA; Z: HIB; REGIN;.
Reverse: Shield on long cross fourchée, with legend surrounding: POSVI DEV; AD IVTORE M: MEV;
N.1985, S.2549, Brown & Comber 2B
5.93 grams, 33 mm in diameter.
Deeply toned, some striking softness as usual with the type otherwise practically very fine, Rare.
Pre 1600, Middle Age, Medieval, Tudor