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


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Date: c. 1605-06

Ireland, James I (1603-25), Sixpence, 2.22g, m.m. rose, mag brit, first bust right, rev. tveatvr etc, crowned harp (S.6517), attractively toned, good fine

Description:

James I, second Irish coinage, Sixpence. No date, but the mint mark: Rose denotes the year 1605-06. Struck at the Tower Mint, London.

Attractively toned, good fine.

  • Weight: 2.22g
  • Mintmark: Rose (1605/6)

Reference:

  • S.6517

Obverse:

  • Crowned (third) bust of James I, facing right
    • The third bust can be quickly identified via the ‘decorated shoulder’
  • Legend:
    • IACOBVS D G MAG BRIT FRA ET HIB REX
      • Translation from truncated Latin:
        • James by the Grace of God King of Great Britain, France and Ireland

Reverse:

  • Crowned harp
    •  Legend:
      • TVEATVR VNITA DEVS
        •  Translation from Latin:
          • God protect the Union

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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