MARY TUDOR GOLD ANGEL
Mary Tudor Gold Angel, 1553-54
Obverse: St Michael spearing dragon right, with linear circle and Latin legend surrounding with annulet stops on both sides: mARIAo?o D; G; AnG; FRA; Z: hIB; REGI; retrograde z, mint mark pomegranate after the Queen’s name
Reverse: Quartered shield of arms on flat decked ship sailing to the right, M and rose above shield, Latin legend surrounding: Ao DnO; FACTV; EST; ISTVD? Z. EST: mIRABI’
With a pleasing deep tone, weaker strike on obverse as usual for the issue with a fully struck reverse, a good very fine and rare.
4.4 grams, 28 mm in diameter.