James I (1603-25), gold Halfcrown, second coinage, initial mark plain cross (1618-19), fifth crowned bust right, beaded circle and legend surrounding, +.I'. D'. G'. ROSA'. SINE'. SPINA., rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, beaded circle and legend surrounding, +. TVEATVR. VNITA.DEVS. 1.28g
Once cleaned, with a good portrait, good very fine condition.
The Latin legends translate as "James by the grace of God, a rose without a thorn" on the obverse, and on the reverse as "May God guard these united" in reference to the Kingdoms of England and Scotland.
The crown gold of 22 carat output for this mint mark of 1618-19 period is recorded as £148,755 worth which is one of the lower figures in this coinage.