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Queen Elizabeth I Tudor Silver Shilling

£480.00 Approx $660.25, €562.06

Code: 11712



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 'Cross crosslet'.

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

DENOMINATION: Shilling

CULTURE: Tudor England

DATE: 1560 - 1561 AD

Mint-Mark: 'Cross crosslet'

MATERIAL: Silver

SIZE: 33mm diameter

WEIGHT: 6.13 grams

ATTRIBUTION: Spink.2555

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection Montgomeryshire, Powys, United Kingdom.