James I (1603-25), Unite, second coinage, second bust, initial mark Lis, both sides. Crowned half-length bust orientated to the right in elaborately decorated armour, King with pointed beard, holding orb and shouldering lis tipped sceptre, legend surrounds IACOBVS D G MAG BRIT FRAN ET HIBER REX. Rev, crowned square-topped quartered shield garnished with scrolls, I and R flanking shield, FACIAM EOS IN GENTEM VNAM, 9.96g (S.2618; N.2083; Schneider 22).
Struck on a large flan, recognised as one of the scarcer types in the Unite series, displaying the intricate detail in the half –length second bust. Reverse well struck up, slightly weak point to the crown above shield of arms, otherwise a classic example of House of Stuart hammered Gold. Extremely Fine.