Irish Coin Daily: James I, 1st Irish Coinage (1603-1604), 1st Bust (squared beard), Sixpence, mint mark Bell


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

Date: 1603-04

James I, 1st Irish Coinage (1603-1604), 1st Bust (squared beard), Sixpence, 2.26g, mintmark Bell (DF. 260, S. 6513)

James I, 1st Irish Coinage (1603-1604), 1st Bust (squared beard), Sixpence, mint mark Bell

Description:

James I, 1st Irish Coinage (1603-1604), 1st Bust (squared beard), Sixpence, mint mark Bell.

  • Weight: 2.26 g
  • Good Very Fine  (gVF)
  • Toned

References:

  • DF. 260, S. 6513

Obverse:

  • Crowned (first) bust of James I, facing right.
    • The first bust can be quickly identified via the ‘squared beard’
  • 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: TVEATVR VNITA DEVS
      • Translates from Latin as:
        • May God guard these United
        • Reference to the uniting of England and Scotland under James I

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.

 


Other Coins in the Series:

 


Further Reading:

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s