This is a Tudor silver groat of Queen Mary Tudor, minted in London between 1553 - 1554. It is in circulated condition, but with a full round flan.
The obverse legend is MARIA. D'. G'. AnG'. FRA'. Z. hIB'. REGI ("Mary by the Grace of God, Queen of England, France and Ireland") crowned bust of Mary facing left.
The reverse legend reads VERITA S + TEM PORIS FILIA – ( "Truth the daughter of Time"). The mint mark pomegranate follows the Queen's name on Mary's coinages and alludes to the Royal house of Aragon in Spain, through her mother Katherine of Aragon.
CULTURE: Tudor England
DATE: 1553 - 1554 A.D.
SIZE: 23.52mm diameter
WEIGHT: 1.95 grams
ATTRIBUTION: Spink - 2492
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Bromsgrove. UK
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