Coins and Antiquities Consignment Shop
  Welcome Guest. Please login or register. All items are guaranteed authentic for eternity! Please call us if you have questions 252-646-1958. Thanks for your business! Welcome Guest. Please login or register. Internet challenged? We are happy to take your order over the phone. Please call if you have questions 252-646-1958. Thanks for your business!

×Catalog Main Menu
Fine Coins Showcase

Antiquities Showcase
Recent Additions
Recent Price Reductions

Show empty categories
Shop Search
Shopping Cart
Contact Us
About Forum
Shopping at Forum
Our Guarantee
Payment Options
Shipping Options & Fees
Privacy & Security
Forum Staff
Selling Your Coins
Identifying Your Coin
FAQs
   View Categories
Home > Catalog > |Medieval & Modern Coins| > |Sweden| > ME59149
Swedish Livonia, Christina of Sweden, 1632 - 1654
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, Riga mint, weight 0.541g, maximum diameter 15.9mm, die axis 0o, 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











Catalog current as of Thursday, November 21, 2019.
Page created in 0.875 seconds.
Swedish Coins