Queen Elizabeth Tudor Silver Shilling Ex. R Carlyon-Britton Collection

Queen Elizabeth Tudor Silver Shilling Ex. R Carlyon-Britton Collection

Code: 12442

£350.00 Approx $443.04, €408.88
 

This is a Tudor silver shilling (12 pence) of Queen Elizabeth, minted in London between 1560 - 1561 AD.

Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH DG ANG FRA ET HIB REGINA,  ( "Elizabeth, by the Grace of God, Queen of England, France and Ireland") Crowned bust left, mintmark 'Cross crosslet'.

Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV AD IVTORE M MEV  ("I have made God my helper") Square topped shield quartered by long cross fourchee dividing legend, mintmark 'Cross crosslet' above.

Dark tone, portrait pleasing, flan a little wavy and with a crack, but clear legends, good eye appeal and a strong pedigree

DENOMINATION: Shilling

CULTURE: Tudor England

DATE: 1560 - 1561 AD

Mint-Mark: 'Cross crosslet'

MATERIAL: Silver

SIZE: 32mm diameter

WEIGHT: 5.7 grams

ATTRIBUTION: Spink.2555

PROVENANCE: Ex H. M. Langford collection with a ticket in his hand. Ex R. Carlyon-Britton Collection (bought 1949)