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Stenkil King of Sweden 1060 - 1066.


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Stenkil King of Sweden 1060 - 1066.

Circa 1758 by Daniel Fehrman, 12th January 1710 - 8th June 1780, active Stockholm mint 1735-1764.

 

Obv: STENKILLUS REX SVECIAE. = STENKIL KING OF SWEDEN. signed D.F. below bust.

Rev: 10 F.(Filius) RAGVALDI, DUCIS W(Westro)-GOTH(Gothorum). ET PRIVIGNUS EMUNDI, R.(Regis) S.(Sveciae) PRINCEPS PIUS ET PATRIAE PAT.(Pater) M.(Mors naturalis) 1066 = Son of Ragvald, Earl of West-Geatland, and Stepson of Emund, King of Sweden. Dutiful(or Holy) Prince & Father of his Country. Died(naturally) 1066. 1066 was "The Year of the 2 Haralds Death" who both had violent deaths.

 

This was the tenth medal in the series Swedish Monarchs started by Johann Carl Hedlinger, continued by his disciple and successor as medalist at the Mint, Daniel Fehrman and by Daniel's son Carl Gustaf Fehrman.

 

Stenkil was elected first Geatish king of Sweden, founding the House of Stenkil dynasty, and the Geats would be influential in the shaping of Sweden as a Christian kingdom. However his election also ushered in a long period of civil unrest between Christians and pagans and between Geats and Swedes. The Geats were mainly Christian, and the Swedes mainly pagan.

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