Gold coin; Denomination: Rose-ryal
Royal Mint, London
James I (1603-1625), Third Coinage

This Rose-Ryal was current at 30 shillings, it has the Denomination XXX on the reverse. Earlier issues of this Denomination had been re-valued at 33 shillings in 1612 (See NU25629 for the earlier type)

Obverse Description

Full figure of the King enthroned, wearing crown and holding a sceptre and orb (held on his knee) within a circle of beads; at his feet, a portcullis; around, (mm. spur rowel) IACOBVS D G MA BRI FR ET HIB REX

Reverse Description

Royal shield, quartered with the arms of England and France in first and fourth quarters, Scotland and Ireland, on a cross fleury with the denomination in shillings, XXX above; the cross passes through the first of two circles of beads and ends at the second, within the two circles between the ends of each arm, a lis, lion and rose; around, (mm. spur rowel) A DNO FACTVM EST ISTVD ET EST MIRAB IN OC NRIS (translation: This is the Lord's doing and it is marvellous in our eyes)

Edge Description


More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Numismatics & Philately

  • Acquisition Information

    Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976

  • Acknowledgement

    Purchased, Felton Bequest, 1929

  • Date Issued

    1619-1620 AD

  • Issued By

    King James I, England, Great Britain

  • Mint

    Royal Mint, London
    At the time of striking this coin the Royal Mint was in the Tower of London and is often referred to as the Tower Mint

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  • Classification

    Coins, Great britain, Working strikes

  • Category

    History & Technology

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  • Overall Dimensions

    39 mm (Outside Diameter), 12.446 g (Weight)

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  • References

    [Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 2632 Pages
    [Book] North, J. J. 1963. English Hammered Coinage., North 2108 Pages