1614-25 James I 'Lennox' type Farthing mm 'Grapes'
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Two Lis headed sceptres in saltier through single arched crown. JACO:D:G:MAG:BRI mm Grapes on obverse only.
Crown over a harp FRA:ET:HIB: REX.
King James was born in 1566, the son of Mary Queen of Scots and Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley. He became King of Scotland when he was 13 months old and King of England when he was 37, bringing together England, Ireland and Scotland for the first time. James was well educated and published books and even issued the Authorised King James's Version of the bible in 1611. He wasn’t particularly popular, however. He believed in the Divine Right of Kings – he ruled how he wanted and put down anyone who disagreed with him. He died in 1625 after a stroke, leaving his son, Charles, to take his place on the throne.