Coin - Sixpence, James I, England, Great Britain, 1624 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 25661

Silver coin; Denomination: Sixpence
Tower Mint, London
King James I (1603-1625)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.870 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard Collection, Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: England
DateEra: 1624 AD
Denomination: Sixpence
Obverse Description: Within an inner beaded circle, a crowned bust of the King facing right; behind, the Roman numeral VI; around, (mm lis) IACOBVS D G MAG BRI FRA ET HI REX
Reverse Description: Within a beaded circle a square topped shield quartered with the combined arms of England and France (1 & 4), Scotland (2) and Ireland (3); above, 1624; around, (mm. lis) QVAE DEVS CONIVXIT NEMO SEPARAT (translation, What God has joined together let no man put asunder).
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King James I, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London

The Royal Mint was in the Tower of London at the time this coin was struck and is usually referred to as the Tower Mint
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  3. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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