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CM03936

James I gold Rose-Ryal of 30-Shillings, mm Rose (1605-06)

James I (1603-1625), gold Rose Ryal of Thirty Shillings, Second coinage (1604-1619), King in robes seated facing on throne within tressure, holding orb and sceptre, portcullis below, initial mark rose (1605-06), IACOBVS D; G; MAG; BRIT; FRAN; ET HIBER; REX., pellet and contraction mark stops, rev. quartered shield upon large rose, within beaded circle, .A. DNO; FACTVM. EST. ISTVD. ET. EST. MIRAB. IN. OCVLIS. NRIS., pellet stops, 13.75g (SCH 6; Stewartby A/a; N 2079; S.2613). Well struck and well centred with an attractive red tone, a few light hairline nicks and surface marks both sides, some light weaknesses to high points, otherwise a pleasing very fine / good very fine on reverse.

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 as "This is the Lord's doing and it is marvellous in our eyes" a Psalm from the Bible, which should read in full "A Domino Factum Est Istud Et Est Mirabile In Oculis Nostris".

Such large gold coins were struck in 23 and a third carat "fine" gold.

Reference:- Rose Ryals of James I 1605-17, by Lord Stewartby, British Numismatic Journal, Volume 71, 2005.

Provenance:

Ex Captain R D Wills, Glendining, 6th December 1938, lot 73.

Ex Jonathan P Rosen Collection, CNG, Triton XXI, 9th January 2018, lot 1444.

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