Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, First issue, Shilling, mm. Rose. Legend “REG:”


Date: c. 1558

Elizabeth I, First issue, Shilling, mm. rose, reads reg, 8.45g (S 6503, DF 241). Old scratches on reverse, otherwise about very fine, rare

Elizabeth I, First issue, Billon Shilling, mm. rose. Obverse legend reads “REG:”

Description:

Elizabeth I (1558-1603), First issue, Billon Shilling

  • Weight: 8.45g
  • References: S 6503, DF 241

Obverse nearly Very Fine (nVF) with some old scratches on reverse

  • Rare

Obverse:

  • Crowned and mantled bust left (Bust 1B)
  • Mintmark: rose
    • Legend: ELIZABETH: D: G:·ANG.·FRA.·Z: HIB:·REG:
      • Translation:
      • “Elizabeth by the Grace of God, Queen of England, France and Ireland”

Reverse:

  • Crowned harp
  • Crowned “E” to left and crowned “R” to right
    • Legend: POSVI: DEVM: ADIVTOREM: MEVM.
      • Translation:
      • “I have made God my helper”

 


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