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

The quarter-laurel is a 5 shillings coin.

Obverse Description

Within an inner beaded circle, laureate bust of the King facing left wearing armour and mantle; behind, the Roman numeral V; 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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