Milled Coins of Elizabeth I from the Collection Formed by Walter Wilkinson

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Date of Auction: 18th September 2018

Sold for £3,400

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Silver, First period [1560 to 24 October 1561, contemporary with Second hammered issue], Pattern Shilling, by E. Mestrelle, mm. mullet [December/January 1560], crowned bust A left in decorated dress, rev. square-topped shield on long cross fourchée, edge plain, 32mm, 5.96g/6h (Borden/Brown 13, O1/R1; N 2042). Weak at top (and corresponding on reverse), otherwise fine, extremely rare; five specimens known to the cataloguer, of which one is in the British Museum £3,000-4,000


Provenance: Sotheby Auction, 29-30 September 1988, lot 636 (part); bt S. Mitchell October 1988