Pattern Shilling 1560/61 -
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). Extremely rare; five specimens known to the cataloguer, of which one is in the British Museum. Ex Walter Wilkinson, ex Sotheby Auction, 29-30 September 1988, lot 636 (part); bt S. Mitchell October 1988. Images courtesy of DNW.