Angel: An Angel Slaying a Dragon (obverse); Ship with Shield of Arms (reverse)

Angel: An Angel Slaying a Dragon (obverse); Ship with Shield of Arms (reverse)

1553–54

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Gold

Diameter: 2.9 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Weight: 4.188 g (0.15 oz.)

The Norweb Collection 1969.180

Location

Did you know?

The angel was an English gold coin introduced by Edward IV in 1465.

Description

This piece is one of the finest specimens known. It contains on the reverse, at the end of the legend, an unexplained mark that strongly resembles a small letter c, superimposed on a figure 7.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Numismatics
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Coins
Medium: 
Gold
Credit line: 
The Norweb Collection

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