Gold coin; Denomination: Double Crown
Tower Mint, London
King James I (1603-1625)

The double crown is also known as a half-unite or half-sovereign, it is a 10 shillings coin. it was struck from crown gold (22 carats fine)

Obverse Description

Crowned bust of the King facing right wearing lace collar and decorated armour; around, (mm tower) IACOBVS D G MAG BRIT FRAN ET HIB REX

Reverse Description

Crowned shield dividing the letters I R; the shield is quartered with the joint arms of England and France (1 & 4), Scotland (2) and Ireland (3); around, (mm tower) HENRICVS ROSA REGNA IACOBVS (translation, Henry united the roses, James the kingdoms)

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