Queen Elizabeth I Tudor Silver Shilling
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About this item
This is a Tudor silver shilling (12 pence) of Queen Elizabeth, minted in London between 1560 - 1561 AD.
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH : D : G : ANG : FR : ET : HI : REGINA, ( "Elizabeth, by the Grace of God, Queen of England, France and Ireland") Crowned bust left, mintmark 'Martlet'.
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV' ADIVTOREM MEV ("I have made God my helper") Square topped shield quartered by long cross fourchee dividing legend, mintmark 'Martlet' above.
This is a nice example, full weight and has a good clear portrait. It has suffered from a knock but is intact and grades GVF in my opinion.
CULTURE: Tudor England
DATE: 1560 - 1561 AD
SIZE: 33mm diameter
WEIGHT: 6.20 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, West Sussex. UK.