1 Riksdaler Sweden Gold

Metal:
State:
Issue year(s):
1610

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1610, Kingdom of Sweden, Charles XIV. Gold-Plated Silver Riksdaler Coin


Mint
Year: 1610

Denomination: Riksdaler

Mint Official: Antony Grooth

Reference: Davenport 4511, Ahlström 24, KM-26 ($1700 in VF!).

Material: Silver (.875)

Weight: 28.93gm

Diameter: 45mm


Obverse: Illuminated hebrew inscription “YHWH” (Jehovah / Tetragrammaton) above crowned, armored and mantled figure of Charles IX, holding sword and cross-topped orb. Beneath him is a table with a large key and scepter in saltire, at his sides and between his legs three shields of Svealand (SVEA) , the House of Vasa and Gothland (GOTA).

Legend: ("YHWH") CAROLVS . IX . D:G . SVECOR . VANDALOR . TC . REX


Reverse: Standing half-nude Jesus Christ as "Savior of the World", holding cross-topped orb in left hand and right hand high in benediction.

Legend: IEHOVAH . SOLATIVM . MEVM / SALVATOR . MVNDI . SALVA NOS


Charles IX, also Carl (Swedish: Karl IX; 4 October 1550 – 30 October 1611), reigned as King of Sweden from 1604 until his death. He was the youngest son of King Gustav I (r. 1523–1560) and of his second wife, Margaret Leijonhufvud, the brother of King Eric XIV and of King John III, and the uncle of Sigismund, who became king both of Sweden and of Poland. By his father’s will Charles received, by way of appanage, the Duchy of Södermanland, which included the provinces of Närke and Värmland; but he did not come into actual possession of them till after the fall of Eric and the succession to the throne of John in 1569.


Both Charles and one of his predecessors, Eric XIV (r. 1560–1569), took their regnal numbers according to a fictitious history of Sweden. He was actually the third Swedish king called Charles.


He came into the throne by championing the Protestant cause during the increasingly tense times of religious strife between competing sects of Christianity. Just under a decade after his death, these would re-ignite in the Thirty Years' War of 1618–1648. These conflicts had already caused the dynastic squabble rooted in religious freedom that deposed Charles' nephew (Sigismund III) and brought Charles to rule as king of Sweden.


His reign marked the start of the final chapter[citation needed] (dated 1648 by some) both of the Reformation and of the Counter-Reformation. With the death of his brother John III of Sweden in November 1592, the Swedish throne went to his nephew, the Habsburg ally Sigismund of Poland and Sweden. During these tense political times, Charles viewed the inheritance of the throne of Protestant Sweden by his devout Roman-Catholic nephew with alarm. Several years of religious controversy and discord followed.


While King Sigismund resided in Poland, Charles and the Swedish privy council ruled in Sigismund’s name. After various preliminaries, the Riksdag of the Estates forced Sigismund to abdicate the throne to Charles IX in 1595.[citation needed] This eventually kicked off nearly seven decades of sporadic warfare as the two lines of the divided House of Vasa both continued to attempt to remake the union between the Polish and Swedish thrones with opposing counter-claims and dynastic wars.


Quite likely,[original research?] the dynastic outcome between the Swedish and Polish representatives of the House of Vasa exacerbated and radicalized the later actions of Europe’s Catholic princes in the German states such as the Edict of Restitution of 1629. In fact, it worsened European politics to the abandonment or prevention of settling events by diplomacy and compromise during the vast bloodletting of the Thirty Years' War.


 

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1610, Kingdom of Sweden, Charles XIV. Gold-Plated Silver Riksdaler Coin. aXF! Mint Year: 1610 Denomination: Riksdaler Mint Official: Antony Grooth Reference: Davenport 4511, Ahlström 24, KM-26 ($1700 in VF!). Condition: Lightly chased/tooled, gold plated and with a weldi ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2017-01-30
Schweden, Karl IX. Salvatortaler 1610, Stockholm. Der geharnischte König in ganzer Figur mit Schwert und Reichsapfel nach links gewandt, zu seinen Füßen die Wappen von Schweden, Wasa und Gotland, rechts ein Tisch mit Schlüssel und Zepter / Christus als Salvator Mundi mit erhobener Rechten, in d ...

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