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1603, OFFICIAL CORONATION MEDAL OF JAMES I

SKU: 15835-JG $2,250.00
1603, England. OFFICIAL CORONATION MEDAL OF JAMES I. Unsigned (possibly by C. Anthony). Silver 29mm. OBVERSE: Laureate bust of James I in armor and a mantle, facing right. LEGEND: IAC : I : BRIT : CAE : AUG : HAE CAESARVM CAE. D. D. (James I, Caesar Augustus of Britain, the heir of the Caesars, presents this medal). REVERSE: A rampant lion holding a beacon and wheatsheaf. LEGEND: ECCE . PHAOS ; POPVLIQ . SALVS. (Behold the beacon and safety of the people). Eimer 80a, MI I 191/11, plate XIV/11, Wollaston 1. A nice example of this very scarce medal, which is the rarest of the English coronation medals. $2,250
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