King James I standing in a ship
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1603-25 James I
mm Tower 1612-13 Second Coinage
Spur Ryal was an English gold coin introduced during the reign of King James I.
The coin named Spur Ryal for its appearance.
The obverse side of the first coin featured the King standing in a ship
with a sword and shield in his hands.
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”.
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