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Anne 1709 Shilling

Anne (1702-14), silver Shilling, 1709, third draped bust left, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, ANNA. DEI. GRATIA. first stop weak, rev. crowned cruciform Post-Union shields, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, J type 1 and letter O type zero, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, .MAG BRI. FR ET. HIB REG., weight 6.04g (Bull 1402; ESC 1154; S.3610). Attractively toned, some light surface nicks, otherwise extremely fine.

The Latin legends translate as "Anne by the grace of God" on obverse, and on the reverse "Queen of Great Britian, France and Ireland."

The old claim to the French Kingdom dating back to the time of the Wars of the Roses, when King Henry VI had regnal jurisdiction over a portion of France, and a number of Mints including Paris. Subsequently the last French possession of Calais had been physically lost in the time of Mary Tudor on January 7th 1557/8.

Provenance:

Ex Spink and Son Ltd, 1886 purchased by R A Hoblyn with his ticket.

Purchased from A H Baldwin and Sons Ltd Spring 2007.

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