Gold coin; Denomination: Half-Laurel
Tower Mint, London
King James I (1603-1625); Second Coinage

The half-laurel is a 10 shillings coin it was struck from crown gold (22 carats fine)

Obverse Description

Laureate bust of the King facing left wearing armour and mantle; behind, the Roman numeral X; around, (mm lis) IACOBVS D G MAG BRI FRA ET HIB REX

Reverse Description

Crowned shield over a cross fleury, the shield is quartered with the joint arms of England and France (1 & 4), Scotland (2) and Ireland (3); around, HENRIC ROSAS REGNA (mm lis) IACO (translation, Henry united the roses, James the kingdoms)

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