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Sweden - Gustav III 1771 - 1792, 1 riksdaler 1782
Obv. GVSTAVUS III D. G. REX SVECIAE., bust right.
Rev. FńDERNESLANDET (The Fatherland), 1 - Rd (1 riksadaler), 17 - 82, O - L (for the moneyer Olof Lidijn), crowned shield with the swedish three crowns.
Edge inscription: MANIBVS NE LAEDAR AVARIS (May I be spared injury from avaricious hands).
Minted in Stockholm.
Die engraver: Gustav Ljungberger
4,1 cm in diam., 29,4 g.

King Gustav III is known in Sweden for his peaceful "revolution" to restore absolute monarchy in 1789 (the very oposite of the French revolution the same yaer). He also led a not entierly successful war against Russia. He was assassinated by a conspiracy of noblemen when he attended a masked ball 16 March 1792.
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