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James I 1605 Sixpence mintmark rose, year of the Gunpowder plot

James I (1603-25), silver Sixpence, 1605, second coinage (1604-19), third crowned bust right, beaded circles and legend surrounding, IACOBVS D; G. MAG; BRIT; FRA; ET HI; REX, initial mark rose (1605-06) both sides, rev. quartered shield of arms, date above, beaded circles and legend surrounding, .QVÆ. DEVS. CONIVNXIT. NEMO. SEPARET., weight 2.08g (N.2102; S.2657). Toned, a little clipped with a clear date, good fine, the year of the gunpowder plot.

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, let no man put asunder" a Psalm from the Bible.

The rose mint mark in the second coinage was used for the dates 1605 and 1606, the latter the year of Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot.

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