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Lot 30257


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Type Coin
Title Lot 30257
Date 1562
Country Sweden
Service Catalog # 661000
Denomination 8O
Description Erik XIV Klippe 8 Ore 1562, Stockholm mint, SM-50, VF30 NGC. Date noted as R (rare) in Ahlstrom. Lightly cleaned long ago with some dark oxidation evident, primarily on the obverse. Very scarce type designed and struck in the diamond-shaped format. Erik was the son of Gustav Vasa and brother of Johan III. He proved to be mentally ill and was deposed in 1568 and probably murdered. Recent examination of his remains showed signs of arsenic poisoning. Realized $1,116.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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