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Coins in the Age 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 13th century medieval historical rulers. Each made silver coins for trade and commerce in the lands they ruled.

First is Richard I, son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Better known as The Lionhearted, Richard's earliest titles included the French titles of Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Count of Anjou, Count of Nantes, and Overlord of Brittany. AsDuke of Acquitaine in western France, an 18mm French silver coin reads RICARDVS REX. Richard I, as Count of Poitou struck a 18mm silver coin that reads RICHARDVS REX. In 1189 Richard was crowned King of England upon the death of his father Henry II. The 19mm silver Short Cross coinreads hENRICVS REX. All of Richard the Lion Heart's struck in England bore the name of his father, Henry II. 

From 1190-1194 John, Richard's younger brother ruled England while Richard was overseas. 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 coins is called the Sun, Moon, and Three Stars type due to the devices on the coin..

Third, is a silver coin of Saladin, the first Ayyubid Sultan of Egypt and Syria. He led islamic opposition to the European Crusaders in the Middle East. The Saladin coin is a 21mm silver dirham. This was struck in Aleppo, Syria between 1184 and 1185.

This collection is in the REPRODUCTION section. These pieces are NOT ancient coins. Each coin is stamped 'COPY' on the reverse. Payment methods: Seller accepts PayPal. Shipping Methods: buyer will pay $5.00 for Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope within the United States. International shipping costs are $13.00 for Priority Mail International flat rate envelope. ADDITIONAL COIN REPLICAS ARE FOUND IN MY E-BAY STORE AT http:// The coins in this set are replicas of original mideval coins. Each coin is marked COPY on the reverse as required by the Hobby Protection Act of 1973. Each coin is made of lead free pewter. Made in the U.S.A. by the Dunston Mint. ?2010

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