Angel: St. George Slaying the Dragon (obverse); Ship with Shield of Arms and Cross (reverse)

Angel: St. George Slaying the Dragon (obverse); Ship with Shield of Arms and Cross (reverse)

1470–71

Part of a set. See all set records

England, Henry VI 1422-1461

(restored 1470-1471)

Gold

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

Weight: 5.049 g (0.18 oz.)

The Norweb Collection 1969.167

Location

Did you know?

The angel was an English gold coin introduced by Edward IV in 1465 and named for the depiction of St. George on the obverse.

Description

Henry VI regained power briefly in the usurpation period. The only gold coins struck during this short period were the angel and half angel, and only London and Bristol operated as mints.

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

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email imageservices@clevelandart.org.