Silver Stag of Aerys II Targaryen

This silver "stag" piece is from the mythical realm of Westeros late in the tenure of the Targaryen kings, some 280 years after the unification of that land by the event known historically as Aegon's Conquest. Aerys II is better known as "The Mad King".

Done in primitive "town" style, with coarse engraving and a stylized portrait of King Aerys II, the king wears a crown and carries a pole and firepot. Aerys II was known for burning his perceived enemies to death in court. He was murdered by his own king's guard- Jaime Lannister- (the event is discussed by Jaime in episode 4 of the HBO series) and was the last in a long sequence of Targaryen kings. The reverse of this piece shows a simple stag done in the "country" style (as contrasted with the high-art style of Aegon I, the first Targaryen king), the stag symbolizing the denomination of the coin... one "stag".

.999 fine silver
1/10 troy ounce, 3.1 grams
  • Denominated one "Stag" ("stag" denotes the denomination)
  • Mad King Aerys II on obverse
  • Approximately 21 mm in diameter
  • Stag on reverse
  • Done in primitve style
  • Undated: circa: AC 280

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