This silver “Stag” dates from shortly after the death of Robert Baratheon. Balon Greyjoy declares himself Lord of the Iron Islands and ostentatiously does so by quickly issuing coins showing himself wearing a crown, openly defying the rule of King Joffrey Baratheon (whom we know to be the cuckold of Robert by Jaime Lannister).
The obverse depicts the standing Balon with axe in one hand and an immense pearl signifying the power of the sea. The reverse of the coin features the Kraken, the great sea monster capable of dragging ships down into the depths, sigil of House Greyjoy.
The denomination of one “stag” is not written but assumed (common with ancient coins) the date is also unwritten, but since the death of Robert occurred in AC298 it would be apparent to all, and the mintmark shows that is was made at Pyke.
Author: Hellsword Papercraft