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1554 King Philip II And Queen Mary I Hammered Silver Sixpence Coin Full Titles

1554 Philip II And Mary I Hammered Silver Sixpence Coin Full Titles Obverse

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Scarce 1554 English hammered silver Sixpence of King Philip II and Queen Mary I. Obverse: facing double busts of Philip and Mary with large crown above. The date - 1554 - appears above, divided by the crown. The legend reads 'PHILIP · ET · MARIA · D · G · R · ANG · FR · NEAP · PR · HISP ·'. Translation: 'Philip and Mary by the Grace of God King and Queen of England, France and Naples, Prince and Princess of Spain'. Beaded detail to edge. Reverse: garnished shield with crown above. 'VI' either side of crown for denomination. Shield bears the royals arms of Spain and England, representing both monarchs. The legend reads 'POSVIMVS · DEVN · ADIVTOREM · NOSTRVM ·'. More commonly 'DEVM'. Translation: 'We have made God our guide'. Shillings and Sixpences issued after Queen Mary's 1554 marriage to Philip of Spain bear these fascinating facing portraits of the two monarchs. Mary died in 1558 with the English throne passing to her younger sister, Elizabeth I. Weight: 2.94 grams. Diameter: 26.3 millimetres. Grade: About Very Fine - Good flan rich grey tone with excellent details, very minor nicks to obverse and very slightly wrinkled. References: S 2505.
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Obverse

Twin busts of Philip II and Mary I, facing, with crown above, dividing date: 1554. Legend reads: 'PHILIP · ET · MARIA · D · G · R · ANG · FR · NEAP · PR · HISP ·'.

Reverse

Garnished oval shield of arms representing England and Spain with crown above. 'VI' value mark either side. Legend: 'POSVIMVS · DEVN · ADIVTOREM · NOSTRVM ·'.

Specification

Hammered silver coin weighing 2.94 grams with a diameter of 26.3 millimetres.

Grade

AVF - Good flan rich grey tone with excellent details, very minor nicks to obverse and very slightly wrinkled.

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