2010 Manx Gold Angels
Since medieval times an Angel coin has been held to possess the unique quality of warding off all forms of illness whilst bringing the bearer good fortune. This highly collectible fine gold coin graphically displays the triumph of good over evil with a classical and forceful image of St Michael's victory over the dragon.
Pistrucci's St. George and Dragon design is similar.
Now, to celebrate the 25th Year of the Gold Angel the Pobjoy mint have produced a third design which combines the classical appeal of the original, with elements such as the Celtic band and feathered wings, and a more powerful image of Saint Michael slaying the Dragon. A repetition of the Triskeles symbol also appears in the centre of the St George's cross on the shield.
In medieval times the Angel was much valued as a touchpiece and bringer of good fortune. First struck in France in 1341, the Angel was adopted in England in 1465 in the reign of Edward IV and also used by King Henry VIII in 1526 as a gift to present to his favoured courtiers on special state occasions. During the Middle Ages the Angel was given to sufferers from the skin disease known as 'Kings Evil' at an annual ceremony at which the monarch touched those afflicted. Hence, the image of Archangel Michael's victory over the Dragon was to gain the Gold Angel a legendary reputation as a charm, thought to posses special qualities - warding off all forms of illness and bringing the bearer good fortune.
2010 One Ounce Manx Angel
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