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Striking Viking Coins

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Authentically made Viking coin dies are brought to your school and every pupil in the class can strike their own coin which they keep.

It is difficult to attach a  modern day equivalent value  to a Viking silver penny but records show that you could buy up to fifteen chickens with one coin.  Think of the coin as about £20.00 or more today.

The cross in the middle of the coin acts a measure, for if you needed to spend less than a penny, you could cut the coin in half  using a pair of snips.

 

 

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