Coins from the Age of Robin Hood!
This Historical Replica Set contains 5 lead free pewter coins of three (3) 13th century rulers closely connected with the legend and times of Robin Hood.
The earliest references to Robin Hood appear 13th century English sources. By the 16th century the legend and times of Robin Hood were closely connected to three different 13th century medieval historical rulers.
Each of these rulers made silver coins for trade and commerce in the lands they ruled can all can be linked to the legends of Robin Hood.
First is Richard I,The Lionhearted, who produced 3 silver coins. The second ruler connected with Robin Hood is King John, Richard's younger brother. After his brother's death in 1199, John ruled England until his death in 1216.
The silver coin of King John was issued in Ireland.
The third ruler associated in the stories of Robin Hood is the famous Moslem ruler, Saladin, the first Ayyubid Sultan of Egypt and Syria. The Saladin coin is a replica of a 21mm silver dirham. This was struck in Aleppo, Syria between 1184 and 1185.
This Historical Replica Set includes five (5) double-sided Replica coins!
These coins are made of high-quality lead free pewter in the USA. Each coin is marked "COPY" on the reverse as required by the Hobby Protection Act.
Comes attached to a 5" x 7" Informational Card.
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