Originally a gold coin of France, where it was minted from 1340, it was introduced into England by Edward IV in 1465, where it was valued at 6 shillings and 8 pence. As this was the same value as the Noble, it was often referred to as the Angel-Noble.
The Angel continued to be minted throughout the Tudor age and was last coined durIng the reign of Charles I.
Related term(s): Angelot; Noble (Coin)
Category: Trade and Coinage
Last modified: 07.01.06
Contributor(s): Alan Chanter
Source information: Everyman's Encyclopaedia. Fabbri & Partners.
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