1) A gold coin.

The coin known as the gold angel takes its name from the effigy of the Archangel Michael on its obverse, slaying the dragon, and it succeeded the noble. It was first struck in 1465 after which it became the most widely-used late medieval English coin: it was discontinued just before the Civil War: 1552 iiij angelles of goulde, Westerdale

1591 one gold ringe of the weight of an angell, Woodsome

1612 17 owld angells, Brandsby. Its history influenced the name given to it locally: 1532 one Angell nobyll, Sherburn

1557 one old aungell noble now in the hands of William Illingworth, Halifax. In wills they were sometimes left to close friends or relatives to be made into gold rings: 1591 I give unto Guy Faux two angels to maike him a rynge ... to my cossyne Riche two angels to make her a rynge, Ripley.

dates 1532 1552 1557 1591 1612

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