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Lot # 518 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$400 / Price Realized: US$550
Sweden. Medal.
Sweden. Medal., . g. C. 1654. Charles Gustavus X, 1654-60. Johann Rethe. Medalist at Stockholm, 16321657. 39.5g. Silver. 44.7mm. Obv: CAROLUSGUSTAVUS DG SV ECORUM REX; Bust left; Initials J R under breast. Rx: A DEO ET CHRISTINA; Queen Christina crowning seated Karl Gustav with glowing name of Jehovah. Scarce. VF, rim nick..

This medal is very similar to the 1654 Coronation medal by Erich Parise, a medalist in Sweden from about 1630-1655. It is probable that they worked together during this time. Charles Xs reign was relatively short and coins with his portrait are only infrequently encountered and not usually really nice. Medals with his portrait are also not common. (William J. Goetz, Numismatist).
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