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EM16908

Ireland, Elizabeth I Shilling, 1st issue, mm rose with REGI type legend

Ireland, Elizabeth I (1558-1603), first base issue of 1558, 3 oz silver Shilling, crowned bust left, bust 1B, mint mark rose, legend surrounding, ELIZABETH: D; G; ANG; FRA; Z: HIB; REGI., rev. crowned harp, crowned E to left, crowned R to right, legend surrounding, POSVI. DEVM. ADIVTOREM: MEVM., weight 9.13g (BCW RS-2A/RS-a1; DF 240; S 6503). A little uneven in shape and usual weak strike for this base issue, some porosity on reverse, otherwise a bold fine for issue.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse, "Elizabeth, by the grace of God, Queen of England France and Ireland." and on the reverse as "I have made God my helper."

Provenance:

Ex Christopher H. Comber, private exchange deal 3rd July 1987.

Ex Walter Wilkinson Collection, Dix Noonan and Webb, Auction 180, 9th September 2020, lot 938.

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