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

The Britain crown was also called a 1/4 Unite; it is a 5 shillings coin

Obverse Description

Crowned bust of the King facing right wearing lace collar and decorated armour; around, (mm lis) IACOBVS D G MAG BRIT FRAN ET HIB REX (multiple strikings)

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) HENRICVS ROSAS REGNA IACOBVS (translation, Henry united the roses, James the kingdoms)

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