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. tun) ELIZAB D G ANG FR ET HIB REGI
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. tun) POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV (translation, I have made God my helper)
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 May 1976
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
1 mm (Depth), 32 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.83 g (Weight)
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