Rose Ryal: James I (obverse); Shield of Arms (reverse)

Rose Ryal: James I (obverse); Shield of Arms (reverse)

1619–20

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Gold

Diameter: 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.)

Weight: 12.499 g (0.44 oz.)

The Norweb Collection 1969.190

Location

Did you know?

A rose ryal is worth 30 shillings; you can see a roman numeral 30 on the reverse.

Description

This gold coin comes from the third period (1619–25) of coinage of King James I of England and features a crowned shield surrounded by roses and lions on the reverse. This is the last medieval design of the king enthroned, an excellent example of the fine designs that the ancient craftsmen managed to produce on hand-struck hammered coins.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Numismatics
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Coins
Medium: 
Gold
Credit line: 
The Norweb Collection

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