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Philip and Mary 1554 Shilling, with full Latin titles

Philip & Mary (1554-1558), Silver Shilling, 1554, with full titles, profile busts facing each other, crown above with date either side, Latin legend and beaded border surrounding, PHILIP. ET. MARIA. D. G. R. ANG. FR. NEAP. PR. HISP., rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, value either side of crown, Latin legend and beaded border surrounding, .POSVIMVS. DEVM. ADIVTOREM. NOSTRVM. weight 5.94g (N.1967; S.2500). Toned, rim chip at top, good fine to almost very fine.

The Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Philip and Mary by the Grace of God, King of England, France, Naples and Prince of Spain" and on the reverse "We have made God my helper" a Psalm from the Bible. The abbreviated obverse legend is not explained in many publications but seems to refer to the titles of Philip only after their joint names, they having married at Winchester Cathedral on the 25th July 1554. The Shillings and Sixpences are the only silver coins to not carry the mint mark lis which appears on the other denominations which are also styled differently in their legends with an onus toward joint titling.

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