Sunday, November 11, 2018

Face-Deer Coins from 9th-Century Denmark

Danish archaeologists recently unearthed a hoard of 172 "Face-Deer" coins like this one in a bog, after one had been found by a metal detectorist. They date to the first half of the ninth century AD, when King Gudfred and his sons reigned. (These were the first kings of Denmark mentioned in reliable sources, because they warred against Charlemagne.) Until this hoard was found only 11 of these coins were known.

What weird designs.

Via The History Blog

1 comment:

Sonia - Beta Analytic said...

Interesting designs indeed. How small are the coins? Hopefully, the tools used to make these designs can also be found.