Silver coin; Denomination: Shilling
Royal Mint, London (Tower Mint) or Southwark Mint
Edward VI (1547-1553) Third Coinage
This was the first time a Denomination value (XII pence) appeared on English coinage.
Crowned bust of the King facing with rose at left and denomination in pence, XII, at right; around, (mm. Y) EDVVARD VI D G AGL FRA Z hIB REX (translation: Edward VI by the Grace of God King of England, France and Ireland)
Royal shield, quartered with the arms of England and France, on a cross fourchee; around, POSVI DEV ADIVITORE MEVM(mm. Y) (translation: I have made God my helper)
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
England, Great Britain
North gives the Y mint mark to the Tower Mint, Spink and Grueber to Southwark
Type of item
32 mm (Outside Diameter), 6.103 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 2482 Pages
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[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.