Maine penny: This is a coin minted in the period of the Viking king Olaf III of Norway 1050 – 1093 found in the Algonquin ruins in the United States .
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In 1957 , archaeologists discovered in the ruins of the Indians in the State of Maine, United States, an authentic Norwegian penny whose history dates back to the beginning of the 11th century . This discovery could corroborate that before the navigator Christopher Columbus , the Vikings from Northern Europe would have reached the south of Newfoundland. Although that possibility exists, experts have expressed their doubts. Because the Maine penny is the only Norwegian relic discovered in those Indian ruins, it could be thought that it got there for reasons related to trade.
It is, perhaps, the best verified oopart since there were serious doubts about its authenticity when it was found and with the multiple attempts at fraud dismantled one by one that tried to justify the alleged Nordic presence in deep America, it has been studied by experts in the subject and there is no doubt, it is a true object, original in its Scandinavian origin but, out of place, it is theoretically practically impossible for Viking explorers to go so far in their forays into American lands.
Of course, for those who affirm that it is a proven fact that the Vikings arrived in the lands of the new continent long before Colon, this coin could prove bordering on the irrefutable fact that the Norsemen went much further than anyone knew. dare to think. However, and with the archaeological community and all the pagan forums aware of the subject quite rare, this coin was presented as the only authentic pre-Columbian Nordic object that would prove the theory of contact between northern Europeans and American Indians.
However, it did not cause the expected uproar, leaving aside that the coin is authentic (at least that’s what the experts say), it could have been a clear case of seeding, any archaeologist with a desire for notability could have placed it there, the currency by itself, is a remarkable object, but located in this context, it is an object that has transcended much more than expected.
In 1957 , archaeologists discovered in the ruins of a settlement of the Algonquin Indians in the State of Maine, in the United States, what is undoubtedly a true Norwegian penny whose history dates back to the early eleventh century. This discovery could corroborate that before the navigator Christopher Columbus, the Vikings from Northern Europe would have reached the south of Newfoundland. Although that possibility exists, experts have raised their doubts, because the Maine penny is the only Norwegian relic discovered in those Indian ruins, it could be thought that it got there for reasons related to trade well after the date of minting of the currency, or simply as it has been pointed out above, to be “sown” in that place by someone who wants to create controversy or seek eagerness for notoriety and fame.
To begin with, not a few books have been published, fabled about alleged expeditions by Nordic settlers to this or other states of America. It would not be the first time that this happens, similar cases have already happened with each and every one of the alleged American runic stones (today practically nobody believes in the authenticity of any of them). Logically, this coin is much smaller than a runic stela, it could be kept in a pocket, and be made to appear in a timely manner where you want … although obviously, this is only a skeptical opinion.