Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, First issue, Shilling, mm. Rose. Legend “REGI” (no stop)


Date: c. 1558

Elizabeth I (1558-1603), First issue, Shilling, mm. rose, bust 1B, reads regi, 9.05g/5h (S 6503; DF 240). Obverse nearly very fine with some surface marks, reverse better

Elizabeth I, First issue, Shilling, mm. rose, bust 1B, reads “REGI”

Description:

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

  • Weight: 9.05g
  • References: S 6503; DF 240

Obverse nearly Very Fine (nVF) with some surface marks, reverse is a bit better

Obverse:

  • Crowned and mantled bust left (Bust 1B)
  • Mintmark: rose
    • Legend: ELIZABETH: D:·G:·ANG.·FRA.·Z. HIB:·REGI
      • 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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