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FM21719

Ireland, Elizabeth I third base coinage Shilling, mm star

Regular price £875
Regular price Sale price £875

Ireland, Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third base issue (1601-02), 3 oz silver Shilling, quartered shield of arms, beaded circles and legend surrounding both sides, initial mark star, ELIZABETH. D: G: ANG; FR; ET. HIBER; RE;, rev. crowned harp, POSVI. DEVM. ADIVTOREM. MEVM., weight 5.68g (BCW ST-2B/b; DF 252; S.6507). Toned, a little ragged in shape, otherwise well struck for issue good very fine, rare this nice.

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 "I have made God my helper."

Provenance:

Ex Christopher Comber Collection, part II, St James Auction 48, 23rd September 2021, lot 340.

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