Sterling Silver small ladle, Mary Tudor & Phillip Sixpence 1554 – Edinburgh 1809 mount

$645.00 AUD

Unusual small Georgian Scottish Sterling ladle, inset with a sixpence of Mary Tudor & Phillip of Spain, dated 1554.
Hallmarked for Edinburgh 1809,
also ‘AE’ for Alexander Edmonstoun III


Good condition with minor wear; coin has wear but a good clear inscription & date.

Alexander Edmonstoun III registered in 1807, was productive by 1808, making this 1809 piece an early example.

The coin is a 1554 commemorative sixpence depicting Queen Mary I, ‘Mary Tudor’ alongside her husband Philip of Spain. After her marriage to Philip (her cousin) on 25 July 1554 they become co-monarchs as ‘Philip and Mary’. The same year, Mary’s sister, Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth I), is imprisoned in the Tower of London, suspected of being involved in rebellion against the Catholic monarchs. Four years later, Mary’s unfortunate reign comes to an end with her death, and Elizabeth I comes to the throne for a long & prosperous reign.




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