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A COIN, A DEATH AND THE END OF AN EMPIRE....CHARLES XII OF SWEDEN


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Just got this daler in today..it comes for Portugal from a favorite ebay seller and this completes the coinage of a time when Sweden was a great power and there were still warrior-kings. Charles Xll spent most of his reign fighting and was killed by while inspecting trenches in 1718 (because of rumors of assassination, they exhumed his body 3 different times to figure out where the shot came from)...with his death came the end of Sweden being considered a great power. .this coin was emergency money issued in copper and silver between 1715-1719, but was used as money for a considerable period after that time.. they are neat coins and have several themes...this one features Jupiter with an eagle obverse..23mm and 3.75gms

Post away Peeps..:)

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Yipes, that's one heckuva hole; thank you, I'd rather it was from battle (like, a 58 caliber musket, or whatever) than an assassination, which would likely mess up the whole room.

I vividly remember these emergency dalers, from a very good numismatic overview that I checked out (repeatedly) as a kid.  Can't recall ever seeing one on the market.  The book had plates of several of the types, though, and they were all cool.  Congratulations on finding all of them! 

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The only numismatic item that I have of Charles XII is this plate money, not exactly a coin though.  Vending machines back then must have been very robust! 

Sweden, half dalder, copper plate money, 1716.

 371.51 grams

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I have one to add as well. In addition I have 3 denominations of plate money but no images at the moment. 

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Obverse: Warrior with sword and shield with the three crowns of Sweden, date below.
Lettering:
WETT OCH WAPEN
1717
Reverse: Value in shield supported by a lion. At sides arms and flags, below two crossed cornucopias
Lettering:
I.
DALER
S.M

 

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Charles XII was the King who should have gotten title "the Great" not Peter I. Charles had to take on five adversaries. He destroyed the first four/ then the Russians at Narva. By 1709 at the Ukrainian  place called Poltava/ he lost by attrition/ extended supply lines and fighting battle after battle. Friedrich II "Der Grosse" faced even bigger odds but won by skill and a little luck that Czarina Elizabeth croaked when Russian cossaks were rampaging Berlin. Her son Peter III made Peace with Prussia and left Friedrich to finish off Austrian/ French armies.

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Charles XII

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12 hours ago, panzerman said:

Charles XII was the King who should have gotten title "the Great" not Peter I. Charles had to take on five adversaries. He destroyed the first four/ then the Russians at Narva. By 1709 at the Ukrainian  place called Poltava/ he lost by attrition/ extended supply lines and fighting battle after battle. Friedrich II "Der Grosse" faced even bigger odds but won by skill and a little luck that Czarina Elizabeth croaked when Russian cossaks were rampaging Berlin. Her son Peter III made Peace with Prussia and left Friedrich to finish off Austrian/ French armies.

Sweden

Charles XII

AV 1/2 Dukat 1701

Stockholm Mint

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...Beautiful...

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