Silver coin; Denomination: Shilling
Tower Mint, London, Hammer struck
Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603).
A shilling is a 12 pence coin.
Within an inner bead circle, crowned bust of the Queen, wearing ruff and decorated dress, facing left; around, (mm. martlet) ELIZABETH D G AN FR ET HI REGINA
Within a bead circle a plain square top shield quartered with the arms of France (1 & 4) and England (2 & 3), over a long cross fourchee; around, (mm. martlet) POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV (translation, I have made God my helper)
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11 Jan 1978
Royal Mint, London
The Royal Mint was in the Tower of London at the time this coin was struck and is usually referred to as the Tower Mint
Type of item
31 mm (Outside Diameter), 6.012 g (Weight)
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