Norse Mythology
The VINLAND coinage of Leif Eiricsson

The VINLAND coinage of Leif Eiricsson

     Here is a coin that might-have-been! As we all know from our history books, the Greenlander Leif Ericsson, son of Eric the Red led a colonizing expedition in AD 1000, sailing west from Iceland and Greenland and establishing a colony he called “Vinland” on what is now thought to be the coast of...
The ULLR coinage of Vinland

The ULLR coinage of Vinland

Here is a bronze coin sruck to honor the Norse god ULLR (pronounced “oo-ler”) who is the patron of archers and skiiers, and the bringer of snow. The obverse shows Ullr in classic pose, on skis with bow and arrow in hand.   The reverse is a cross of double-lines (guides to cutting the coin...
Silver

Silver

Here is a silver coin sruck to honor the Norse god ULLR (pronounced “oo-ler”) who is the patron of archers and skiiers, and the bringer of snow. The obverse shows Ullr in classic pose, on skis with bow and arrow in hand.   The reverse is a cross of double-lines (guides to cutting the coin...