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  1. Swedish 50th Anniversary of the Opening of the Göta Canal silver medal by Lea Ahlborn, 1882(dated 1829 in Roman numerals for von Platen's death) 31mm Obv: Bust left of von Platen, LEA AHLBORN below bust. B. B. VON PLATEN COMES. Rev: Von Platen standing with a map showing the Göta canal. PANDO VIAS MARIUM ET POPULORUM FOEDERA FIRMO. Exe: MEMORI EREPTUS PATRIÆ MDCCCXXIX Count Baltzar Bogislaus von Platen (1766–1829) was a Swedish naval officer and statesman. Following the revolution in 1809 he became a member of Government and, in the following year, received a promotion to Rear Admiral. He was also made chairman of the Göta Canal Directorate charged with constructing a canal across Sweden linking the Baltic to the Atlantic, he himself had been extolling the virtues of the project since 1806. The canal, designed by Thomas Telford, who assisted in its construction, would only be completed in 1832, after von Platen's death in 1829. The coming of the railway in 1855 dealt a servere blow to the canal from which it never really recovered but now it is a great recreational & tourist attraction. Lea Ahlborn(18 February 1826 – 13 November 1897) a famous female Swedish artist & medalist. She was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts, and the first woman to be appointed royal printmaker. The position of royal printmaker was a public office making her the first female official in Sweden.
  2. Obv. OSCAR SVERIGES O.NORGES ARFFURSTE HERT. AF OSTERG. * Rev. INDUSTRI UTSTALLNINGEN I STOCKHOLM Exe. SVERIGE NORGE DANMARK OCH FINLAND I FREDLIG TAFLAW 1866. by Lea Ahlborn tin 44mm. The Stockholm Exhibition of 1866 was inaugurated on 15 June by Crown Prince Oscar, King Charles XV being indisposed due to illness. Sweden, Norway, Denmark & Finland combined to present Scandinavia's first exhibition of industry and art in Stockholm in 1866. The exhibition building was in Kungstradgarden park. The Exhibition building in the park was built in wood, the central hall had an octagonal glazed roof. The architect for the building was Adolf W. Edelsvärd. The, then newly opened, National Museum of Blasieholmen in Stockholm(designed by German architect Friedrich August Stüler) was also used for some of the exhibits.
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