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16. Scandinavia & Baltic States

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Achen, Henrik von

Title:

Words of comfort in distressing times : the iconography of a silver medal from 1630 / Henrik von Achen

Source:

XIII Congreso Internacional de Numismática, Madrid, 2003 : actas = proceedings = actes. II / ed. por Carmen Alfaro, Carmen Marcos y Paloma Otero. - Madrid : Ministerio de Cultura, Subdirección General de Publicaciones, Información y Documentación, 2005. - P. 1697-1704

 

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Haidenthaller, Ylva

Title:

Allt guld som glimmar : Stormaktstidens medaljkonst från Kristina till Karl XI / Ylva Haidenthaller

Series:

Uppsala University Coin Cabinet working papers ; 20

Published:

Uppsala : Uppsala University, 2015

Abstract:

In the 17th century, especially after the Thirty Years War, Sweden was engaged with demonstrating and presenting itself as the new great power it had become. Particularly the visual culture was a fine way to express the royal desires and ambitions, and what better way to show Sweden’s new age of greatness than through medals, the baroque business card. I strive to illustrate the significance of medals and the cultural context in which they were produced, which includes all components as the ordering of the medal, the medal artist and in the end the final item. The three German medal artists Johan Rethe, Johan Georg Breuer and Anton Meybusch were one of the first of their kind who came to Sweden to work for the Swedish Crown and they left apparent impressions on the Swedish medal art. Their carreers shall act as an example for cultural transfer, as well as it shall show the importance of hiring abled medal artists to properly use the medal arts’ potential. My focus is set on how the Swedish monarchs, Kristina, Karl X Gustav and Karl XI used medals to merchandise themselves and in what manner their medals were received. In addition to that it seems to be of importance to evaluate in which way the medals reached their intended public and who the planned recipients were. Analysis of the compound personifications of the royal court produced during the baroque era call for a careful and observant deciphering of their attributes and an awareness of how these medals could yield complex messages. Paradoxical, through pictures the message becomes more apparent and complicated at the same time. It is vital to understand the images’ function in relationship to the commissioning body and his position and personal taste, as well as the medals’ general significance as a cultural object.

 

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Haidenthaller, Ylva

Title:

Pallas Nordica : Drottning Kristinas minervamedaljer / Ylva Haidenthaller

Series:

Uppsala University Coin Cabinet working papers ; 7

Published:

Uppsala : Uppsala University, 2013

Abstract:

The aim of the essay is to present medals which depict queen Kristina as the goddess Minerva. The motifs on the medals are inspired from ancient mythology and other ancient sources. In the 17th century medals were mainly used for promoting the queen. In the years 1645-1650 queen Kristina started to represent herself with the goddess Minerva’s attributes. Her intent was to spread the idea of the wise queen, a personification of the mythological Minerva. The use of medals to broadcast this kind of messages was common in the baroque period in Europe. Kristina needed a strong signature to legitimate her position as a female king and later, after her abdication, as a queen without land. The goddess Minerva turned out to be the ideal symbol for Kristina’s reign; Minerva was on one hand wise and just and on the other hand the goddess of war. The goddess stood for everything the queen wished her people to associate with her. At last the queens embodying of the ancient goddess became her trademark.

 

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Hildebrand, Bror Emil 1806-1884

Title:

Minnespenningar öfver enskilda Svenska män och qvinnor / beskr. af Bror Emil Hildebrand

Published:

Stockholm : Kongl. Witterhets Historie och Antiqvitets Akademien, 1860

 

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Hildebrand, Bror Emil 1806-1884

Title:

Sveriges och Svenska konungahusets minnespenningar, praktmynt och belöningsmedaljer. Första delen / beskr. af Bror Emil Hildebrand

Published:

Stockholm : Kongl. Vitterhets Historie och Antiqvitets Akademien, 1874

 

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Hildebrand, Bror Emil 1806-1884

Title:

Sveriges och Svenska konungahusets minnespenningar, praktmynt och belöningsmedaljer. Andea delen / beskr. af Bror Emil Hildebrand

Published:

Stockholm : Kongl. Vitterhets Historie och Antiqvitets Akademien, 1875

 

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Johansson, Martin 1985-

Title:

1800-talets medaljkonst : en studie av eliter och ideal under ett föränderligt sekel / Martin Johansson

Source:

Samlad glädje 2009 : Numismatiska Klubben Uppsala 1969-2009 / [red.: Curt Ekström, Kjell Holmberg och Magnus Wijk]. - Uppsala : Numismatiska Kubben, cop. 2009. - P. 129-136

Abstract:

This short article is discussing how the elite discourse changed during the shift from a feudal to a bourgeoisie society in the nineteenth century through the medium of personal medals. During the century important changes took place in the art of medals, both concerning who was honoured by a medal, for what, by whom and how they were presented. In the early part of the era the medium was dominated both by feudal elites and by feudal ideals – a situation that changed over time, with a distinct turning point 1830–1840. As the new bourgeoisie elites emerged they increasingly took over the medium of medals, and introduced new ideals to the elite discourse.

 

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Johansson, Martin 1985-

Title:

Medaljer slagna 1786-1900 över enskilda svenska män och kvinnor / Martin Johansson

Series:

Uppsala University Coin Cabinet working papers ; 1

Published:

Uppsala : Uppsala University, 2009

 

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Lautz, Thomas 1951-2009

Title:

Christina von Schweden : numismatisches Portrait einer Königin / [Thomas Lautz]

Series:

Das Fenster ; Thema 106

Published:

[Köln] : Geldgeschichtliche Sammlung Kreissparkasse Köln, [1979]

 

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Leimus, Ivar Akselevic 1953-

Title:

Liivimaa esimene medalikunstnik Erich Beck / Ivar Leimus

Source:

Läänemaa Muuseumi Toimetised 16 (2013) p. 139-147

Abstract:

The article focuses on the year 1563 medal of Duke Magnus, the Bishop of Osilia (Osel-Wiek) and the brother of King of Denmark, a lead copy of which is surviving in Estonian History Museum. The depiction of Magnus on the avers of the medal is the only known existing portrait of him. The comparative analysis of the aforementioned medal and the coins of Haapsalu by Magnus from 1563 allows one to state that primarily the same shrift has been used on both of them, to be more precise the same punches to make characters to the stamps of the medal and the coins. For that reason, one can claim that the medal has been crafted in Haapsalu and the author is the same master who made also Magnus’ coins. Erich Beck was Magnus’ mint master in Haapsalu and later in Kuressaare. Erich Beck had already the experience from the previous times when he designed a medal-like gift coin to the Bishop of Tartu Jodocus von der Recke in 1545. Magnus’ medal is the first of a kind in Livonia, which lacks any connection, both in terms of design and metrology, to the coin as currency.

 

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Märcher, Michael 1979-

Title:

Køge Bugt-medaljen i guld til Indien / af Michael Märcher

Source:

Numismatisk Rapport 109 (2011) p. 5-7

 

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Märcher, Michael 1979-

Title:

Platina 1830 : Danmarks platinmedalje / af Michael Märcher

Source:

Nordisk Numismatisk Unions Medlemsblad (2015) 4 (oktober) p. 114-118

 

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Pettersson, Claes

Title:

Det förflutnas avtryck : medaljavtryck funna i kv. Diplomaten, Jönköping / av Claes Pettersson

Source:

Svensk Numismatisk Tidskrift (2009) 1 p. 1-3

Summary:

Among the most intriguing finds from the vast Diplomaten site in 17th century Jönköping is a small mould in red earthenware. It depicts king Gustav II Adolf and is actually an impression of a royal medal of honour, given to distinguished officer in the Swedish army. The medal was made after the important victory at Breitenfeld in the autumn of 1631. But the identification is the easy part of the story. Why does anyone make an impression in clay of such a valuable object? And what's the connection between the battlefields of the Thirty Year War and a small garrison town in the middle of Sweden? Whatever happened must have occured shortly after the death of the King ín the battle of Lützen in 1632, as the clay mould was found in cultural layers firmly dated before 1640!  Our interpretation is that the medal belonged to a a veteran from the war - a high ranking officer with a new commission at the important fortress of Jönköping. He must have had a good reason for lending his sign of honour to a local potter. Our interpretation is that the mould was used for decorating pastries in the castle of Jönköping, most likely in connection with a memorial ceremony for the dead King. It ended up in a refuse dump shortly afterwards. Together with other high class objects it was found in landfill used for the blocks under construction in the new town in the 1630’s.

 

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Sundquist, Torbjörn, 1939-

Title:

Elias Brenners tidiga utgåvor av Thesaurus nummorum : svårkollationerade böcker / Torbjörn Sundquist

Source:

Samlad glädje 2009 : Numismatiska Klubben Uppsala 1969-2009 / [red.: Curt Ekström, Kjell Holmberg och Magnus Wijk]. - Uppsala : Numismatiska Kubben, cop. 2009. - P. 201-212

Abstract:

In this paper I have tried to describe what the content should be to define the minimum for a complete copy of the early issues of the first editon of Elias Brenner’s famous work ’Thesaurus Nummorum’. It is not an easy task to understand the content and issuing date since all copies (around 30) I have had the opportunity to examine, are different. The first issues of the book were not intended for the public but more probably to be sent to learned men and colleagues of Brenner. The ambition was to get information from the recipients particularly about medals he didn’t know of and which he could include in the final future edition to the public. Some copies have dedications with dates from Brenner’s hand and they are most helpful in understanding content and issuing dates. The plates are sometimes dated. The oldest is from 1684 and the youngest from 1716. In my opinion should the minimum content of a complete copy of the early issues of Brennes work consist of one title plate, 122 pages of text and 53 plates.

 

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Svenberg, Emanuel

Title:

Översättningar av latinet på svenska kungliga medaljer / Emanuel Svenberg ; Peter Sjökvist (red.)

Series:

Uppsala University Coin Cabinet working papers ; 6

Published:

Uppsala : Uppsala University, 2013

 

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Thomsen, Rudi 1918-2004

Title:

Mønter og medailler i Grønlands jord / af Rudi Thomsen

Source:

Tidsskriftet Grønland (1958) (Januar) p. 1-10

 

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Wiséhn, Eva 1950-

Title:

Mynt till ära och minne : svenska jubileums- och minnesmynt / [textförfattare: Eva Wiséhn]

Published:

Stockholm : Sveriges riksbank, 2005