Ship Ryal 1612-13 Second coinage
1603-25 James I
mm Tower 1612-13
Second Coinage 1604-19
Spur Ryal was an English gold coin introduced during the reign of King James I.
The coin named Ship Ryal, Spur Ryal of fifteen shillings.
The King holding sword and shied standing in ship with rose on side.
IACOBVS D G MAG BRIT FRAN ET HIB REX
rev., a rose on spur rowel in centre of Royal cross
A DNO FACTVM EST ISTVD ET EST MIRABILE
The obverse side of the first coin featured the King standing in a ship
with a sword and shield in his hands. [PRESS THE OBVERSE]
The words engraved meant
“James by the grace of God King of Great Britain France and Ireland”.
The reverse side holds the image of a rose over a radiant star resembling a spur,
along with a lion and crown.
These were surrounded by the words with the meaning
“This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvellous”.
After the accesion of James VI of Scotland to the English throne
the royal titles and coat of arms are altered on the coinage.
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