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Mary Tudor, Penny, London

Mary Tudor (1553-54), silver portrait Penny, Tower Mint, crowned bust left with pearl earring and necklace, linear and beaded circles with abbreviated Latin legend with Roman style lettering surrounding, no initial mark, annulet stops, M'o D'o G'o ROSAo SINEo SPINAo rev. long cross fourchee over quartered shield, legend CIVI TAS LON DON, weight 0.46g (N.1963; S.2495). Shape a little uneven on rim at top, otherwise toned, with an excellent portrait for such a small coin, slight bend in flan, otherwise good very fine for issue and finer than the Standard Catalogue plate coin.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Mary, by the Grace of God, a rose without a thorn" and on the reverse "City of London" signifying where the coin was minted.

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