Gold coin; Denomination: Rose ryal
Royal Mint, London
James I (1603-1625)

The Rose Ryal was current at 30 shillings until 1612 when increased to 33 shillings

Obverse Description

Full figure of the King enthroned, wearing crown and holding a sceptre and orb (held on his knee) within an arched tressure; at his feet, a portcullis; around, (mm. rose) IACOBVS D G MAG BRIT FRAN ET HIBER REX

Reverse Description

Royal shield, quartered with the arms of England and France in first and fourth quarters, Scotland and Ireland, at the centre of a double rose all within a beaded circle; around, A DNO FACTVM EST ISTVD ET EST MIRAB IN OCVLIS NRIS (mm. rose) (translation: This is the Lord's doing and it is marvellous in our eyes)

Edge Description


More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Numismatics & Philately

  • Acquisition Information

    Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976

  • Acknowledgement

    Purchased, Felton Bequest, 1929

  • Date Issued

    1605-1606 AD

  • Issued By

    King James I, England, Great Britain

  • Mint

    Royal Mint, London
    At the time of striking this coin the Royal Mint was in the Tower of London and is often referred to as the Tower Mint

  • Denomination

    Rose Ryal

  • Series


  • Material


  • Axis


  • Classification

    Coins, Great britain, Working strikes

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline


  • Type of item


  • Overall Dimensions

    42 mm (Outside Diameter), 13.798 g (Weight)

  • Shape


  • References

    [Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 2613 Pages
    [Book] North, J. J. 1963. English Hammered Coinage., North 2079 Pages