Gold coin; Denomination: Half-Angel
Royal Mint, London
Henry VIII (1509-1547)

The Half-angel was current at 3 shillings and 4 pence

Obverse Description

St. Michael standing, both feet on fallen dragon which he is spearing in the mouth; around (mm portcullis crowned) HENRIC VIII DI GRA REX AL Z

Reverse Description

A ship with a crucifix as a mast from which hangs a shield quartered with the arms of England and France, the cross divides an H and a rose; around, (mm portcullis crowned) O CRVX AVE SPES VNICA (translation: Hail O Cross, our only hope)

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