||Livonia-Latvia. Kristina of Sweden Taler 1639-HW, Riga mint, KM22, Dav-4589, Ahlstrom-44a, AU53 NGC. An attractive example of this Swedish possession issue with light gray toning and only a few small contact marks on the obverse. Kristina is portrayed in a lace collar, standing and facing left. Very rare grade for the type and a most popular Baltic Taler. Kristina was the daughter of Gustav II Adolf and reigned until 1654 when she abdicated in favor of Karl X Gustav. She rejected her Protestant upbringing and converted to Roman Catholicism, spending most of her final years in study in the Vatican in Rome, where she is buried. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson.
Realized $15,275.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.