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A Swedish friend of mine works as a history teacher, and he sometimes send me little gold nuggets like this.

We don't know if the Scandinavians kept using the English king's face on their coins because they thought that was what coins was supposed to look like, or if they did it because it made it easier to use the coins in England.


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9th December 2016
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2 years ago #9567376        
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It was because the first coins struck by Swedish kings were made by monyers from England (town of Sigtuna, 995). The portraits were pretty generic back then, and not intended to be accurate representations of the kings themselves. It stands to reason that the English monyers used the style they were used to; the important thing with the coins wasn't the look of them, but the silver content. http://www.gorgon.n.nu/penningar-995-1363


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2 years ago #9566138        
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At least Europe finally didn't interpret it as a penis or a vagina.


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2 years ago #9567205        
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You should get someone to make cloth versions of those viking helmets and sell them in the store.


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2 years ago #9566143        
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Finally a site that depicts viking helmets accurately!


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9 months ago #9710637        
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Is Norway unintentionally rubbing his wealth in our faces again by holding the largest stack of coins?


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2 years ago #9567468        
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Denmark, a genius? A sign of the apocalypse!


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1 year ago #9641525        
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And here they are:

THE THREE MEDIEVAL STOOGES

1 year ago #9624572        
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Norway's fish helmet is awesome, I want one so I can hang it in my room

2 years ago #9599015        
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denmarks beer bottle helmet that got me I'm still laughing thank you it made my day.


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2 years ago #9566150        
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Gotta love that beer helmet!

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