Scottishmoney Posted November 26, 2005 Report Share Posted November 26, 2005 I have always wanted a 1 Ore coin from the reign of Queen Christina of Sweden, these are large size coins and not often found in collectible condition. This is a significant piece, it was one of the largest bronze milled coins minted up to that time. It is 48MM in diametre, or 1 7/8th inches - just shy of 2". Such a large coin must have necessitated a huge screw press to actually get all the details of the design. Queen Christina of Sweden was a remarkable monarch, she became Queen of Sweden as a child, and as she grew older and her responsibilities as monarch increased, so evidently did her faith. So much so that incredibly she abdicated and became a nun in the Catholic faith and later moved to Rome. With the exception of one very brief visit to Sweden later in her life, she never again saw the country she once reigned in as monarch. It must have been a mark of her faith that she would give up every trapping of a pampered life and life the life as a nun voluntarily. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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