1 Penning - Olav Tryggvason
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Norges mynthistorie: mynter og utmyntning i 1000 år: pengesedler i 300 år: numismatikk i Norge. B.2: Katalog- og registerbind
by Kolbjørn Skaare
Bust of the king facing left and holding a sceptre inside a ring. A beaded ring on the rim and the inscription between the two rings.
Lettering: ONLAF REX NOR
Translation: Olav, King of Norway
Double cross in the centre, with the letters C R V X in each quarter part of the cross, starting from the top-left quarter. Surrounded by a ring. A beaded ring on the rim and the inscription between the two rings.
C R V X
GODPINE MO NO
Translation: Norwegian Money, Godwine
This is the first coin minted by a norwegian ruler. Olav Tryggvason was a central figure in uniting the norwegian Earldoms into one nation and making Christianity the main religion in Norway.
The mintmaster for Olav Tryggvason is named as Godwine.
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