Viking Tie Tack
BE STRONG WHEN YOU ARE WEAK.
BE BRAVE WHEN YOU ARE SCARED.
BE HUMBLE WHEN YOU ARE VICTORIOUS.
This silver coin from the Isle of Man features a Viking longboat, a winged helmet, breastplate and an assortment of weapons including two crossed swords. These coins are valuable and so beautiful.
Why are Vikings on a coin from a British-owned island?:
Between about AD 800 and 815, the Vikings came to the Isle of Man chiefly for plunder; between about 850 and 990, when they settled there, the island fell under the rule of the Scandinavian Kings of Dublin; and between 990 and 1079, it became subject to the powerful Earls of Orkney.