Silver coin; Denomination: Shilling
Tower Mint, London
King James I (1603-1625)
A shilling is a 12 pence coin
Within an inner beaded circle, a crowned bust of the King facing right; behind, the Roman numeral XII; around, (mm coronet) IACOBVS D G MAG BRIT FRA ET HI REX
Within a beaded circle a square topped shield quartered with the combined arms of England and France (1 & 4), Scotland (2) and Ireland (3); around, (mm. coronet) QVAE DEVS CONIVNXIT NEMO SEPARET (translation, What God has joined let no man put asunder).
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 May 1976
Royal Mint, London
The Royal Mint was in the Tower of London at the time this coin was struck and is usually referred to as the Tower Mint
Type of item
30 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.428 g (Weight)
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