14 December 2000
A RENAISSANCE GOLD GNADENPFENIG
Circa 1620, later enamelled
The obverse with laureated profile portrait of Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden (reigned 1611-32), facing right, with black enamel inscription Gvstavs.Adol.II.D.G.Swe.Got.Wand.L.Rex around, reverse with portrait of Queen Maria Eleonora, facing left, black enamel inscription Maria.Eleonora.D.G.Sweco.Gotor.Wand.L.Reg. around, both sides later enamelled, the King with black and blue enamel cloak and green laurel wreath, the Queen with white enamel ruff and blue bonnet, with shaped suspension loop
17/8 in. (4.8 cm.) high
As lot 1.
Rothschild inv. no. E.de R.609.
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The above medal was struck to commemorate the marriage of Gustavus Adolphus and Maria Eleonora in 1620.
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