Coins and Medals Department, Pushkin
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Establishment of Prosperity in Sweden,
without date

Author

Hedlinger Johann Carl

Materials

silver

Weight

12,89 гр

Size

33,6 мм

Provenance

From P. Demidov's collection, 1912

Inventory №

11192

Obverse

Portrait of Frederick I wearing wig, cuirass and mantle r.; signed I.C.H.; FRIDERICVS. D — G. REX. SVECIAE.

Reverse

The cornucopia with coins lying on the pair of scales broken under the weight; IN PRETIO PRETIVM.*; in exergue: MONETAE/ REG.

Comments

Ovid. Fasti, I, 217:

in pretio pretium nunc est: dat census honores,
census amicitias; pauper ubique iacet.
tu tamen auspicium si sit stipis utile quaeris,
curque iuvent nostras aera vetusta manus,
aera dabant olim: melius nunc omen in auro est,
victaque concessit prisca moneta novae.

Notes

mark "28" on the obv.

Literature

Keder 1728 (p. 98e (manuscript), № 28); (s. 59, № 57);