Gold coin, Denomination, Half-Angel
Royal Mint, London
Edward IV, Second reign, (1471 - 1483)
The angel was current at 3 shillings and 4 pence. The date of coin production can be ascertained by the use of initial marks (also called mint marks abbreviated as mm).
St. Michael standing facing with one foot on a dragon which he is spearing in the mouth; around, (mm heraldic cinquefoil) EDWARD DI GRA REX ANGL
A sailing ship bearing a shield quartered with the arms of England and France surmounted on which a crucifix with a simply formed figure of Christ with E on left and a rose on right; around, (mm heraldic cinquefoil) O CRVX AVE SPES VNICA (translation: Oh Cross our only hope).
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Purchased, Felton Bequest, 1932
Type of item
22 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.124 g (Weight)
[Book] North, J. J. 1963. English Hammered Coinage., p.75, no.1630 Pages
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