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EM16904

Elizabeth I 1570 Threehalfpence, London, mint mark castle

Elizabeth I (1558-1603),silver Three Halfpence, 1570, London Mint, third and fourth issues (1561-77), small crowned bust left, bust 3G, rose behind, inner and outer beaded circle surrounding, initial mark castle both sides, E: D: G: ROSA: SINE: SPINA:rev.long cross fourchee over quartered shield of arms, date above, CIVI TAS LON DON, weight 0.64g (BCW CA-1/CA-a; N.2000; S.2569).Dark tone probably from river recovery, some flan flaws and associated weakness, otherwise about very fine and a very rare date and mint mark.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse, "Elizabeth, by the grace of God, a rose without a thorn." and on the reverse as "City of London."

Provenance:

Ex Roger Shuttlewood Collection (not in catalogue) sold privately to dealer C.J. Martin 2004.

Ex Walter Wilkinson Collection, Dix Noonan and Webb, Auction 180, 9th September 2020, lot 719.

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