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

The halfcrown was also called an 1/8 Unite; it is a 2 shillings and 6 pence coin

Obverse Description

Crowned bust of the King facing right wearing lace collar and decorated armour; around, (mm lis) I D G ROSA SINE SPINA (translation, James by the grace of God a rose without a thorn)

Reverse Description

Crowned shield, the crown 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 lis) TVEATVR VNITA DEVS (translation, may god guard these united kingdoms)

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