"Death's Head" Walder Frey Penny
"These Freys are Cursed"
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After violating the sacred notion of guest right at the infamous Red Wedding, Walder Frey became one of the most despised men in Westeros, even by his allies. The superstitious say that Frey's coin is cursed, and examples can be found with his image defaced in an attempt to nullify the coin's bad luck. At least three types are known to exist, one with a plain X over his face, one known as the “Death’s Head” variety with a skull over Frey’s face, and another with a woman’s stern figure, known as “Caetlyn’s Curse. All are thought to deflect the curse from the bearer of the coin and onto heirs of House Frey.
The penny's obverse features a somewhat younger Lord Frey, inscribed with the year 299 AC (After Conquest) and L.O.T.C. for "Lord of the Crossing." The reverse depicts Frey's two bridged castles, The Twins, over the Green Fork of the river Trident.
This Walder Frey Penny from the world of George R. R. Martin is struck from solid copper, measures 1.7 cm in diameter, and weighs about 2.9 grams. Coin artwork by Tom Maringer and Stan Peterson.
The product is treated to look as if it has been handled and circulated. This process is done by hand, and it is both an art and a science, coloring and patinas will vary. No two are exactly the same! Coins are struck one at a time in the USA using antique machinery and traditional coining techniques. A colorful description is included with history and facts about the coin.
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