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1580 Elizabeth I Hammered Silver Threepence MM Latin Cross

1580 Elizabeth I Hammered Silver Threepence MM Latin Cross Obverse

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£180.00
A collectable hammered silver Threepence of Queen Elizabeth the First with a Latin Cross mint mark and the date 1580 to the reverse. This example, struck at the Tower mint, comes from Elizabeth I’s fifth issue (1578-1582). The obverse features the left-facing crowned bust of the queen with ear and earring showing and a rose behind her head. The reverse shows a shield of royal arms, quartered by a long cross. The date, divided by the cross, appears above the shield. The Threepence coin had first been struck during the reign of Elizabeth’s half-brother, Edward VI and would fall out of use during the reign of her successor, James VI and I. Spink 2573.
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Obverse

5th Issue: 1578-1582. Crowned regular bust of Elizabeth I with ear and earring showing, facing left, with rose behind. Legend: 'ELIZABETH : D .’ G .’ ANG .’ FR .’ ET .’ HI .' REGINA'. Mint mark: Latin Cross.

Reverse

Long cross fourchee over square toped shield of royal arms, date (1580) above. Mint mark: Latin Cross. Legend: 'POSVI DEV .’ ADIVTOREM · MEV .''.

Grade

AVF - Flan a little irregular with excess metal, particularly to reverse with obverse slightly off struck, minor scuff to obverse crown, good general legend and details approaching Very Fine.

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