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Lot 30254

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30254
Date (994-1021)
Country Sweden
Service Catalog # 661000
Denomination Denar
Description Olof Sk?tkonung (994-1021/22) silver Penny ND, Lagerqvist-12a, Sigtuna mint, Snelling as moneyer, MS65 NGC. + OLVF REX ZbEVOX, draped bust of Olof right, a scepter held before him / + SNELLINC MO ZIN, short voided cross with C R V X within quarters. An absolutely stunning example of this early Viking era coinage with razor sharp details and superb cabinet patina. A jaw-dropping specimen which is certainly among the finest known and we doubt that another piece can match this coin for dazzling eye appeal. Olof Sk?tkonung (the treasurer) was the first Christian king of Sweden and was baptised in 1008 at Husaby. He died 13 years later, apparently as a result of refusing to sacrifice to the pagan gods. He was later canonized as Saint Olof. Realized $7,050.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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