Gold angel of Edward IV

Photo: Sussex Archaeological Society CC By SA2.0
Issued by: Edward IV
Denomination: Angel
Mint: London
Period: Medieval
Date found: 26/05/2023
Location: Horsham, West Sussex


A gold angel of Edward IV’s second reign (1471-1483) with E and Rose by ship’s mast. This is the first example of this coin type recorded from Sussex and only the second from the south-east of England. Hence, it is a find of note of regional importance.

The angel had been introduced by Edward in 1465 during his first reign.