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Henry VIII gold Angel

Henry VIII (1509-47), fine gold Angel of six shillings and eight pence, first coinage (1509-26), St Michael slaying dragon, halo breaks inner beaded circle, Latin legend and beaded border surrounding, initial mark crowned portcullis with chains (c.1513-26) both sides, hEnRIC'x VIII9x DI'x GRA'x REX'x AGL'x Zx FRAxx rev. ship sailing right, quartered shield of arms at centre, h and rose either side of cross above, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding, PERx CRVCE'x TVA'x SALVAx nOSx XPE'x REDE', weight 5.01g (Schneider 562; N.1760; S.2265). Toned lightly with some scuff marks and light hairline scratches, otherwise very fine with a bold portrait of St Michael.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Henry VIII by the Grace of God, King of England and France"; and on the reverse "By Thy cross, save us, O Christ, our Redeemer".

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