This is a Tudor silver shilling (12 pence) of Queen Elizabeth, minted in London between 1595 - 1598 AD.
Obverse inscription: ELIZAB:D:G:ANG:FR:ET:HI:REGI, ( "Elizabeth, by the Grace of God, Queen of England, France and Ireland") Crowned bust left, mintmark 'Key'.
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV' ADIVTOREM MEV ("I have made God my helper") Square topped shield quartered by long cross fourchee dividing legend, mintmark 'Key' above.
CULTURE: Tudor England
DATE: 1595 - 1598 AD
SIZE: 26mm diameter
WEIGHT: 4.87 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection Northamptonshire, United Kingdom.
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