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

The angel was current at 6 shillings and 8 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 ANGL Z FR

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) PER CRVCE TVA SALVA NOS XPE REDE (translation: By Thy cross save us Christ our Redeemer).

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