Irish Coin Daily: James I, Silver Shilling, Third Bust / Second Irish Coinage – m.m. Rose (1605/6)


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Date: c. 1605-06

IRELAND. JAMES I, 1603-1626. 2nd Coinage. Shilling, nd (1604-07). Mm rose. Obv: Crowned bust right. Rev: Crowned harp. 4.35 grams. S.6515 / DF 261. Fine to Very Fine.

Description:

James I, 2nd Coinage. Irish Shilling, no date, but the mint mark: Rose denotes the year 1605-06. Struck at the Tower Mint, London.

  • Weight: 4.35 grams. .
  • Fine to Very Fine  (F / VF)

References:

  • S.6515 / DF 261

Obverse:

  • Crowned (third) bust of James I, facing right.
    • The third bust can be quickly identified via the ‘decorated shoulder’
  • Legend:
    • IACOBVS D G ANG SCO FRA ET HIB REX
      • Translates from truncated Latin as:
        • James, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland

Reverse:

  • Crowned harp
    • Legend: HENRICVS ROSAS REGNA IACOBVS
      • Translates from Latin as:
        • Henry united the roses, James the kingdoms
        • The reverse legend in James I’s second Irish coinage has changed to reflect his Mother’s Irish lineage from Henry VIII, thus enforcing his claim to the title ‘King of Ireland

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Anglo-Norman
    • House of Stuart
  • James I (1603-1626)
    • Second Irish coinage
      • Third bust
  • Hammered

 

Additional Information:

James was King of Scotland from 1567 and in 1603 he succeeded Elizabeth I, uniting England, Scotland, and Ireland. He based himself in England and reigned in all three kingdoms for 22 years, using the title King of Great Britain and Ireland, until his death in 1625 at the age of 58.

 


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