Gold coin; Denomination: 1/4 Angel
Tower Mint, London, Hammer struck
Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603)

The value of an angel varied during the reign, it was 6 shillings 8 pence (1/4 angel 1 shilling 8 pence) from 1561-1572 but 10 shillings (1/4 angel 2 shillings 6 pence) at other times (Grueber p.94).

Obverse Description

At centre, the Archangel St. Michael piercing a dragon in the mouth, both feet in front of the dragon, wings spread; around, (mm. cross) ELIZABETH D G ANG FRANCI

Reverse Description

At centre a ship at sea with cross as mast surmounted by top-castle, the cross divides the letter E and a rose and appears from behind a square topped plain shield quartered with the arms of France and England; around, (mm. cross) ET HIBERNIE REGINA FIDEI

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