KING AEGON’S SILVER STAG
June 10, 2004
Robert Baratheon always hated counting coppers. Maybe you do too. Well, here’s your chance to move on up to silver.
Last year Will Whitfoot of Shire Post, long renowned for turning out splendid Middle Earth coinage for Tolkien fanatics, issued a copper star with King Robert’s head on it, the first in his series of coins from the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. Now he has followed that up with a beautiful silver stag. This one is modeled after the coinage minted on Dragonstone shortly after the Conquest. On one side it shows Aegon the Conquerer and his sisters, on the other the stag that gives the coin its name. You can add one to your collection by heading for Shire Post’s online shop at http://www.shirepost.com .
In King’s Landing one of these will buy you a steamy night with Chataya and her girls. On Earth, it will get you… absolutely nothing.