A gold coin issued by Henry V of England in 1422, by virtue of his power as Regent of France by the treaty of Troyes. The obverse shows the Annunciation, or the angel's Salutation of the Virgin Mary, and the two shields of England and France. Between the figures is the word ave on a scroll, above which are celestial rays. The surrounding inscription reads: HENRICVS : DEI : GRA : FRACORV? : Z : ANGLIE : REX.
The Salutes of Henry V are very rare, but those of Henry VI are quite common. The mint marks indicate that they were struck for Calais, Paris, Amiens, Dijon, etc.
The above coins were copied from the Salut d'or, originally issued by Charles VI of France (1380-1422). See Hoffmann (7, 8).
Synonyms: Salut d'Or
Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)