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Tudor - Elizabeth I

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Elizabeth I, Sixpence, Pheon, 3rd & 4th Issue, 1561-5

Obverse: Crowned small bust facing left, large Tudor rose behind, legend reads ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA initial mark, pheon (arrowhead). Inner beading circle 17.7mm)

 

 

Reverse: Small shield with long cross over, date above (unclear), legend around, POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV

Grade: VF, good portrait but with wear

25.5mm, 2.94g

Ref: S2561, N 1997

Prov: Ex Hanson's

 

£210 (P&P FREE to all locations) #1368

Elizabeth I, Silver Penny without Rose or Date, 1560-1600

Obverse: Crowned bust facing left, beaded circle, legend around

 

 

 

 

 

Reverse: Flat topped shield with long cross over, CIVI TAS LON DON

Grade: Fine+ for type

12mm, 0.48g

Ref: ?S2575 portrait would indicate this attribution

 

 

£100 (P&P FREE to all locations)

Elizabeth I, Silver Penny without Rose or Date, London,1560-1600

Obverse: Crowned bust facing left, beaded circle, legend around

 

 

 

 

 

Reverse: Flat topped shield with long cross over, CIVI TAS LON DON

Grade: AVF for type, rainbow tones

13mm, 0.46g

Ref: S2558,  S2570 or S2575 (as mint mark is not in evidence precise attribution is unclear)

 

£90 (P&P FREE to all locations)

 Elizabeth I, Halfpenny, Sixth/Seventh Issue, 1582-1600(?2)

Obverse: Portcullis (no mint mark obvious but maybe vestigies of a 1 which would make it 1601-2)

 

Reverse: Cross with curled ends and three pellets in each angle

 

 

 

Grade: VF+

10.5mm, 0.24g

Ref: S2581 (or S2588)

 

 

 

 

 

£95 SOLD

Elizabeth I Silver Halfgroat, Sixth Issue, Tun, London,1592-1595

Obverse: Crowned bust, left with two denominational pellets behind 

Reverse: Flat topped shield with long cross over, Tun initial mark, CIVI TAS LON DON

Ref: S2579

Grade: Fine, clipped

16mm, 0.93g

 

 

£75 (P&P FREE to all locations)

 Elizabeth I, Sixpence, Pheon, Bust 1F,1561 #2

Obverse: Crowned small bust 1F facing left, plain rose behind, legend reads ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA initial mark, pheon (arrowhead). Inner beading circle 17.7mm)

Reverse: Small shield with long cross over, date above, legend around, POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV

 

 

 

Grade: VF, pierced for adornment or lucky charm, lovely portrait

26mm, 3.02g

Ref: S2561, N 1997

Prov: Ex DNW previously collection of Walter Wilkinson (old ticket)

 

£230 (P&P FREE to all locations)

Elizabeth I, Silver Sixpence, Pheon Mint Mark, 1564 Over 2

Third & fourth issue with very large bust 3E.

Good portrait with a few surface marks but considered VF, shield a little weak. Date on reverse 1564 over 2.

25mm, 2.80g

From the Frank Viles collection of sixpences courtesy of Spink. S2561B, N1997. #188

£280 (P&P FREE to UK other locations please ask)

Elizabeth I, Silver Sixpence, Pheon, 1561 #3

Obverse: Elizabeth I crowned bust 1F, looking left, ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA,

initial mark, pheon (arrowhead). Inner beading circle 17.7mm

Reverse: Small shield with long cross over, date above, legend around, POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV

 

 

 

25.5mm, 3.08g

Ref: S2561, N 1997

Prov: Ex DNW previously collection of Walter Wilkinson (old ticket)

Grade: AVF weakness to portrait but good lettering, slightly clipped

 

£220 (P&P FREE to all locations)

Elizabeth I, Silver Sixpence, 1561, Small 1F Bust, Pheon Mint Mark #4

Obv: ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA ET HI REGINA, Pheon mint mark, small 1F bust, Tudor rose behind

 

A very interesting piece, not only has it been used for jewellery; its date has been restruck, but with the same '1' making it 1 over 1; and it appears to have also been gilded giving it a golden hue (DNW observation).

Rev: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV, long cross over coat of arms, date above.

Grade: F, pierced and plugged in two other places, previously an adornment of some kind, see above

26mm, 2.83g

Prov: Prov: Ex DNW previously collection of Walter Wilkinson (old ticket)

£160 (P&P FREE to all locations)

Elizabeth I, Silver Sixpence, 1567, Short Lion Initial Mark, London Mint

Obverse: Crowned bust of Elizabeth, left, rose behind. ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA

Reverse: Flat-topped shield of arms with long cross, date above, POSVI DEV AD IVTORE M MLV

Grade: VF, areas of weakness, almost complete flan

2.98g, 26mm

Ref: S 2562, N1997

Prov: Ex DNW, previously Walter Wilkinson collection

 

£165 (+ P&P, non-UK locations please ask for postage) 

 

Elizabeth I, Silver Shilling, Tun Mint Mark, 6th Issue, 1592-5

Obverse: Head of Elizabeth, left, no rose

Reverse: square topped shield of arms with long cross, no date.

30mm, 5.85g

Grade: Very Fine, good portrait although a little weak to the top. ELIZAB instead of the usual ELIZABETH.

 

 

 £190 (+P&P, non-UK locations please ask first)

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