Irish Coin Daily: Philip & Mary, Irish Silver Shilling of 1555, Mintmark Portcullis


The Irish Coin Cabinet, The Old Currency Exchange, Coin Dealer, Dublin, Ireland

Date: 1555

Philip and Mary, Shilling, dated 1555

Philip and Mary, Shilling, dated 1555. Variety “RIGINA  AN” in obverse legend.

 

Description:

Philip and Mary, Silver Shilling 1555, i.m. portcullis on reverse only, busts vis-à-vis under a crown, date below. This is a variety, with the obverse legend reading “RIGINA  AN” instead of the normal “REGINA . ANG:”

  • Weight: 8.73 g
    • Base coinage: 0.250 fine silver
  • References: D&F 233;  S. 6500

Well struck on a broad flan and with very little wear on the highlights

  • Good Very Fine (gVF)
  • Extremely good example of this base metal issue.

Obverse:

Busts of Philip and Mary facing each other, under a crown, with the date (1555) beneath

  • Legend: PHILIP. ET . MARIA . D . G . REX . ET . RIGINA  AN  (sic)
    • Translation:
    • “Philip and Mary by the Grace of God, King and Queen”

Reverse:

A crowned harp, crowned P and M beside. Mintmark: portcullis, above (on reverse only)

  • Legend: POSVIMVS . DEVM . ADIVTOREM . NOSTRVM:
    • Translation:
    • We have made God our helper

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Anglo-Norman
    • House of Tudor
      • Philip & Mary
  • Hammered

 

 

Further Reading:

 

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