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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.
ME59152. Billon solidus, SCWC KM 21, VF, weight 0.500 g, maximum diameter 16.3 mm, die axis 180o, Riga mint, 1647; obverse CHRISTINA D G R S, crowned C with badge of the House of Vase (a sheaf of wheat) within; reverse SOLIDVS CIVI RIG 47, arms of Livonia: two crossed keys with small cross above; 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.
ME59156. Billon solidus, Platbardzdis Abb. 76, Wessener 4965, VF, weight 0.515 g, maximum diameter 15.3 mm, die axis 0o, 1651; obverse CHRISTINA D G R S, crowned C with badge of the House of Vasa (a sheaf of wheat)within; reverse SOLIDVS LIVONIAE 51, 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.
ME59151. Billon solidus, Platbardzdis Abb. 76, Wessener 4965, VF, year off flan, weight 0.577 g, maximum diameter 15.3 mm, obverse CHRISTINA D G R S, crowned C with badge of the House of Vasa (a sheaf of wheat) within; reverse SOLIDVS LIVONIAE [...], 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.
ME59157. Billon solidus, SCWC KM 21, VF, weight 0.456 g, maximum diameter 16.1 mm, die axis 0o, Riga mint, 1645; obverse CHRISTINA D G R S, crowned C with badge of the House of Vase (a sheaf of wheat) within; reverse SOLIDVS CIVI RIG 45, arms of Livonia: two crossed keys with small cross above; 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.
ME59153. Billon solidus, Platbardzdis Abb. 76, Wessener 4965, VF, weight 0.501 g, maximum diameter 15.7 mm, 1653; obverse CHRISTINA D G R S, crowned C with badge of the House of Vasa (a sheaf of wheat)within; reverse SOLIDVS LIVONIAE 53, 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.
ME59155. Billon solidus, SCWC KM 21, VF, weight 0.607 g, maximum diameter 16.2 mm, die axis 0o, Riga mint, 1647; obverse CHRISTINA D G R S, crowned C with badge of the House of Vase (a sheaf of wheat) within; reverse SOLIDVS CIVI RIG 49, arms of Livonia: two crossed keys with small cross above; 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.
ME59148. Billon solidus, Platbardzdis Abb. 76, Wessener 4965, VF, weight 0.436 g, maximum diameter 16.8 mm, 1649; obverse CHRISTINA D G R S, crowned C with badge of the House of Vasa (a sheaf of wheat) within; reverse SOLIDVS LIVONIAE 49, Livonian griffin; reverse off-center, double strike; 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.
ME59158. Billon solidus, SCWC KM 21 var., weight 0.590 g, maximum diameter 16.1 mm, die axis 0o, Riga mint, obverse CHRISTINA D G DR S, crowned C with badge of the House of Vase (a sheaf of wheat) within; reverse SOLIDVS CIVI RIGENSIS (no date), arms of Livonia: two crossed keys with small cross above; 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.
ME59147. Billon solidus, SCWC KM 21, VF, weight 0.485 g, maximum diameter 15.5 mm, die axis 0o, Riga mint, 1652; obverse CHRISTINA D G R S, crowned C with badge of the House of Vase (a sheaf of wheat) within; reverse SOLIDVS CIVI RIG 52, arms of Livonia: two crossed keys with small cross above; 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.
ME59154. Billon solidus, Platbardzdis Abb. 76, Wessener 4965, VF, rev off-center, weight 0.440 g, maximum diameter 15.6 mm, 1653; obverse CHRISTINA D G R S, crowned C with badge of the House of Vasa (a sheaf of wheat)within; reverse SOLIDVS LIVONIAE 53, Livonian griffin; SOLD




  




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