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King Arthur - Copper Coin of Arthur Pendragon

King Arthur - Copper Coin of Arthur Pendragon

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Legendary King of the Britons

  • Solid Copper

  • 2 cm diameter
  • Limited Run

This design was based on the legends of the historical King Arthur, who would have lived somewhere around the 5th century, supposedly one of the last holdouts of the Roman culture on the isle of Britannia. On the obverse is Arthur Pendragon and the inscription: Artorius dux Bellorum Brit, translating to Arthur, Warlord of the Britons. The reverse bears a victrix, a Roman-style female winged figure. This is thought to be related to the Norse concept of the Valkyrie, and to the later Christian imagery of angels. The inscription reads Mons Badonis, referring to Arthur's victory at Badon Hill. The mintmark PCAM refers to Camelot.

Designed and engraved by Greg Franck-Weiby.

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