2023 Eric Bloodaxe 2oz Gilt UHR Antiqued Silver Coin NGCX MS10 Legendary Warriors Label

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2023 Eric Bloodaxe 2oz Gilt UHR Antiqued Silver Coin NGCX MS10 Legendary Warriors Label

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2023 Eric Bloodaxe 2oz Gilt UHR(Ultra High Relief) Antiqued Silver Coin NGCX MS10 Legendary Warriors Label

As the first release in the exclusive Warriors Series this silver round features Eric Haraldsson, otherwise known as Eric Bloodaxe. This 1 oz of .999 fine Silver Round features this famous Viking credited in the Viking sagas with the unification of Norway. He is most well known for being a warrior and king of Norway who gained his throne through the extermination of his brothers. When Haraldsson’s father died, he killed his half-brothers to gain complete control of Norway. One legend recounts that his surviving younger brother, Hakon, challenged him for control of the kingdom, which Haraldsson gave it up without a fight.

Later, he was banished from Norway and traveled to Northumbria, where he led bloody raids upon Scotland. Eric also left visible traces of his own in the form of coinage issued in his name at York. Both English and saga sources agree that Eric had been killed in battle, though in later English chronicles, no such details appear in contemporary sources. However, later sources theorize that Eric was killed in an ambush by Maccus, son of Olaf. Additional legends indicate he invaded Northumbria and forced his way into kingship. Still others state he was made a sub-king by King Athelstan, a friend of his father, and ruled from 947-948 and 952-954 A.D.

2023 Eric Bloodaxe 2oz Gilt UHR Antiqued Silver Coin NGCX MS10 Legendary Warriors Label

The obverse depicts Eric Bloodaxe as a mighty warrior with an axe with a gold blade in his right hand and a shield with gold markings in his left. He can also be seen wearing a gold helmet. He stands proud at the bow of a viking ship in deep relief antique detail. His name "ERIC BLOODAXE is curved around the top edge. The reverse then features the common design that will be used throughout the series which depicts an array of historic weaponry that represents each of the warriors to come in this Legendary Warriors Series. The words "LEGENDARY WARRIORS" and "1.OZ 999 FINE SILVER" are curved around the top and bottom of the design.

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