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Sweden, Christina, 1632 - 1654

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Gustav II Adolph had sired two daughters. The castle filled with shouts of joy when his wife delivered a child first taken for a boy - he was so hairy and screamed with a strong, hoarse voice. Christina wrote in her autobiography, "Deep embarrassment spread among the women when they discovered their mistake." The king was larkhappy, stating that "She'll be clever, she has made fools of us all!" and ordered she be brought up as a prince. At the age of six, upon her father's death in the Thirty Years' War, Christina took the oath as king, not queen, giving rise to her nickname the "Girl King." After converting to Catholicism and abdicating her throne, she spent her later years in France and Rome.
WO58771. Copper 1/4 ÷re, SCWC KM 152, F, near black patina, weight 8.334 g, maximum diameter 30.2 mm, die axis 0o, Sater or Nykoping mint, 1635; obverse 1/4 OR across field, 1635 over crowned coat-of-arms; reverse three crowns and C R S (Christina Regina Sveciea); SOLD


Swedish Livonia, Christina of Sweden, 1632 - 1654

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Gustav II Adolph had sired two daughters. The castle filled with shouts of joy when his wife delivered a child first taken for a boy - he was so hairy and screamed with a strong, hoarse voice. Christina wrote in her autobiography, "Deep embarrassment spread among the women when they discovered their mistake." The king was larkhappy, stating that "She'll be clever, she has made fools of us all!" and ordered she be brought up as a prince. At the age of six, upon her father's death in the Thirty Years' War, Christina took the oath as king, not queen, giving rise to her nickname the "Girl King." After converting to Catholicism and abdicating her throne, she spent her later years in France and Rome.
ME59150. Billon solidus, Mrowinski 543, Platbardzdis Abb. 76, SCWC KM 21 var, VF, date off flan, weight 0.545 g, maximum diameter 15.3 mm, 1652 mint, obverse CHRISTINA D G R S, crowned C with badge of the House of Vasa (a sheaf of wheat) within; reverse SOLIDVS LIVONIAE 52, Livonian griffin; SOLD


Swedish Livonia, Christina of Sweden, 1632 - 1654

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Gustav II Adolph had sired two daughters. The castle filled with shouts of joy when his wife delivered a child first taken for a boy - he was so hairy and screamed with a strong, hoarse voice. Christina wrote in her autobiography, "Deep embarrassment spread among the women when they discovered their mistake." The king was larkhappy, stating that "She'll be clever, she has made fools of us all!" and ordered she be brought up as a prince. At the age of six, upon her father's death in the Thirty Years' War, Christina took the oath as king, not queen, giving rise to her nickname the "Girl King." After converting to Catholicism and abdicating her throne, she spent her later years in France and Rome.
ME59149. Billon solidus, SCWC KM 21, gVF, weight 0.541 g, maximum diameter 15.9 mm, die axis 0o, Riga mint, 1648; obverse CHRISTINA D G R S, crowned C with badge of the House of Vase (a sheaf of wheat) within; reverse SOLIDVS CIVI RIG 48, arms of Livonia: two crossed keys with small cross above; SOLD







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