Irish Coin Daily: James I, Second coinage (4th Bust), Silver Shilling, mm. Escallop


Date: c. 1606-07

James I (1603-1625), Second coinage, Shilling, mm. escallop, fourth bust, 4.63g/2h (S 6516; DF 261). Possibly smoothed in obverse fields, otherwise better than very fine

James I, Second coinage (4th Bust), Silver Shilling, mm. Escallop, issued c. 1606-07

Description:

James I (1603-1625), Second coinage (4th Bust), Silver Shilling, mm. Escallop

Possibly smoothed in obverse fields, otherwise better than very fine (gVF)

  • Weight: 4.63g

References:

  • S 6516; DF 261

Obverse:

  • Crowned (fourth) bust of James I, facing right.
    • The fourth bust can be quickly identified via the ‘plain shoulder’ and ‘ruff’
  • 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

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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