Silver coin; Denomination: Shilling
Tower Mint, London
King James I (1603-1625)
A shilling is a 12 pence coin
Within an inner beaded circle, a crowned bust of the King facing right; behind, the Roman numeral XII; around, (mm thistle) IACOBVS D G ANG SCO FRA ET HIB REX (due to clipping only the base of some letters can be seen)
Within a beaded circle a square topped shield quartered with the combined arms of England and France (1 & 4), Scotland (2) and Ireland (3); around, (mm. thistle) EXVRGAT DEVS DISSIPENTVR INIMICI (translation, Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered).
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15 Mar 1976
Royal Mint, London
The Royal Mint was in the Tower of London at the time this coin was struck and is usually referred to as the Tower Mint
Type of item
29 mm (Outside Diameter), 4.75 g (Weight)
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