Angel (in French ange d'or, angelot, angclot-tus, angelus), a coin so named from the figure of the archangel Michael and the dragon stamped on one side of it. It was originally a French coin, first struck in 1340, with the French arms on the obverse. It was introduced into England in the reign of Edward IV., and called angel. Its value was then 6s. 8d.; under Henry VIII. it was raised to 8s., and under Charles I. to 10s., after which its coinage ceased.