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Auction 4  21 Sep 2021
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Lot 232

Starting price: 6400 GBP
Price realized: 16 000 GBP
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James I (1603-25), silver Crown, second coinage (1604-5), armoured King on horseback right, sword on shoulder, plain groundline below, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding both sides, initial mark lis both sides, .IACOBVS. D: G: MAG: BRI: FRAN: ET HIB: REX., rev. quartered shield of arms, legend and beaded border surrounding, QVÆ. DEVS. CONIVNXIT. NEMO. SEPARET., 30.00g (Cooper dies IV/VII; S.2652; N.2097). Lightly reflective surfaces with pleasant blue-gold toning, slight weakness to strike at 7 o'clock on obverse, minor hairlines in fields, otherwise near extremely fine, an exceptional piece for this usually weak issue.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse, "James, by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland," and on the reverse "What God hath joined together let no man put asunder."

Provenance:
Ex Monetarium (Australia) Pty Ltd
Ex Rowley Butters Collection of Crowns, St. James Auction 9, 18th June 2008, lot 308

(£8,000-£12,000)
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