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The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse James by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland’ and on the reverse as This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvellous in our eyes’, a psalm from the Bible, which should read in full A Domino Factum Est Istud Et Est Mirabile In Oculis Nostris.

The indenture for James I’s third gold coinage was issued on August 20, 1619, with the gold rose ryal being the largest denomination with a value of 30 shillings.

The sale took place on September 25-26.