This Historical Replica Set includes Viking coins of Ireland and Europe!
In 853 A.D. the Viking leader, Olaf the White, conquered and began settlement of Ireland. Vikings introduced coinage to the Irish using the same Anglo-Saxon silver penny used in England. The cities of Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Waterford and the town of Wexford were established as major Viking trade centers. Dublin owes much of its subsequent development to its Viking founder and ruler, Sihtric. He built the city's famous Christ Church Cathedral and the basic layout of the city.
* This first coin in this Viking Set is a replica of an Irish silver penny minted by Sihrtic Anlafsson.
* The second replica coin is a Hiberno-Norse long cross derivative silver penny imitative of the coins of Aethelred II, ruler of England; this silver penny was minted in Dublin between 1035 to 1060 A.D. (S6132)
* The third replica coin in this Set is an early Viking coin of Demark. The earliest coins found in Denmark include foreign Islamic silver dirhams, along with forms of silver bullion. This is an anonymous silver penny of Lund made in the ninth century.
* The fourth coin is a silver penny of Olaf. In 980 CE Olaf I assumed the Swedish crown. He ruled until 1022 CE Olaf unsuccessfully attempted to convert his Swedish chieftains to Christianity.
* The fifth coin is replica of a Norwegian silver penny of Hardrada. In 1066 A.D. Hardrada invaded England to press a claim for the throne. At the Battle of Stamford Bridge, Hardrada was killed by Harold II, the last Anglo-Saxon King of England.
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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