An English gold coin, of the value of twenty Shillings, first issued in the reign of James I, pursuant to a pro- clamation of 1604. The union of England and Scotland is referred to both in the names and in the inscriptions on these coins. The Unite reads FACIAM EOS IN GEN- TEM UNAM, from Ezekiel (xxxvii. 22).
The Unites of the fourth coinage of this monarch (1619) have the king's head wreathed with laurel instead of being crowned, and consequently they are fre- quently known as Laurels, and also, as Broad Pieces. See Oxford Unite.
Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)