Gold coin; Denomination Angel
Royal Mint, London
Henry VIII (1509-1547)
The angel was current at 6 shillings and 8 pence.
St. Michael standing, both feet on fallen dragon which he is spearing in the mouth; around (mm portcullis crowned) HENRIC VIII DI GRA REX ANGL Z FR
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) PER CRVCE TVA SALVA NOS XPE REDE (translation: By Thy cross save us Christ our Redeemer).
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Purchased, Felton Bequest, 1929
Type of item
29 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.187 g (Weight)
[Book] North, J. J. 1963. English Hammered Coinage., North 1760 Pages