Denmark: trial coins from the 1980s

Started by <k>, August 05, 2020, 09:58:06 PM

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Though a widespread European phenomenon in tales and legends, I suspect that the Danish giant wild man with the club originated in Braunschweig, where it figures alone or as shield supporter on several of its coins. There were deep forests in the Harz area and legend had it that the wild man was roaming them. The town of Wildemann in the Harz was named after him by people who claimed they had met him and his wife. In reality, the Harz was populated by fugitives, especially thieves, robbers, escaped prisoners and women who feared being accused of witchcraft.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.