ELIZABETH I, FIRST ISSUE SILVER SHILLING
Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Silver Shilling, first issue
Mint mark Lis
Obverse: Crowned 2B bust facing left, beaded and wire-line inner circles with Latin legend surrounding: ELIZABETH. D’.G; ANG; FRA; Z: HIB; REGIN;.
Reverse: Shield on long cross fourchée, with legend surrounding: POSVI DEV; AD IVTORE M: MEV;
N.1985, S.2549, (Type pairing not in BCW)
5.83 grams, 33 mm in diameter.
A small mark in front of the face, other wise fine or better.
Ex. Spink of London, Purchased in 1949, (with this stated on an original Spink ticket included)
Ex. R. A. Shuttlewood Collection, Bought April 2001
Ex. Lord Stewartby Collection, Part V, sold via Spink of London, 28th March 2017 (lot 1743)
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