1633 Wolgast 2 Thaler NGC XF Swedish Occupation Gustavus Adolphus 60 Minted

1633 Wolgast 2 Thaler NGC XF Swedish Occupation Gustavus Adolphus 60 Minted
1633 Wolgast 2 Thaler NGC XF Swedish Occupation Gustavus Adolphus 60 Minted

1633 Wolgast 2 Thaler NGC XF Swedish Occupation Gustavus Adolphus 60 Minted
The 30 Years war began in 1618 with the newly crowned catholic king of Bohemia Ferdinand II sending representatives to Prague to force the city to return to catholicism. This led to the citizens throwing the representatives out a window into a pile of shit in the 2nd Defenestration of Prague. The war was was originally about religious freedom in Germany but turned into a geopolitical battle. Gustavus Adolphus King of Sweden was killed during a cavalry charge during the Battle of L├╝tzen in December 1632.

His body arrived in Wolgast, in January 1633. In the procession of the royal corpse to the Baltic coast for transportation back to Sweden, The city mint briefly reopened to make new coins to commemorate the King. The Obverse has Gustavus Adolphus siting in the Chariot of Triumph, pulled by three Pegasi while crowned by the personifications of Religion and Justice.

Above is the words ET VITA ET MORTE TRIUMPHO (In life as in death I triumph). The chariot is also running over the Devil who represents the Pope.

The Reverse has the King lying in full ornament at the side of the battle, his soul carried by two angels towards the old Hebrew word for God, rays surrounding and extending with the words EUGE SERVE FIDELISI (Well done, faithful servant). In the background the Swedish Army destroys the Catholics, below the words VEL MORTUUM FUGIUNT (They fled before him, even after death).

The coins where made from silver repurposed from Queen Eleonora sink and water jug. During the funeral procession the coins where thrown from the Queen's carriage into the street were they where run over by horses and carriages. Records show that 16 4 Ducats, 20 4 Thalers, 40 3 Thalers, 60 2 Thalers, 120 Thalers, 240 1/2 Thalers, and 700 1/4 Thalers where minted. Due to the low mintage and the fact the coins where thrown in the street and run over the survival rate is very low. The item "1633 Wolgast 2 Thaler NGC XF Swedish Occupation Gustavus Adolphus 60 Minted" is in sale since Saturday, May 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\Germany\German States (up to 1871)". The seller is "world_coins_south_fl" and is located in Lake Worth, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.


1633 Wolgast 2 Thaler NGC XF Swedish Occupation Gustavus Adolphus 60 Minted


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