Irish Coin Daily: James I, 2nd Irish Coinage (1605-1607), 3rd Bust (decorated shoulder), Shilling, mintmark Martlet


The Irish Coin Cabinet, The Old Currency Exchange, Coin Dealer, Dublin, Ireland

Date: 1605

James I, 2nd Irish Coinage (1605-1607), 3rd Bust (decorated shoulder), Shilling, 4.24g., mintmark Martlet (DF. 261, S. 6515)

James I, 2nd Irish Coinage (1605-1607), 3rd Bust (decorated shoulder), Shilling, mintmark Martlet

Description:

James I, 2nd Irish Coinage (1605-1607), 3rd Bust (decorated shoulder), Shilling, 4.24g., mintmark Martlet. Nicely toned example, with some light scratches on the obverse.

  • Weight: 4.24 g
  • Very Fine  (VF)

References:

  • DF. 261, S. 6515

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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