Swedish silver coin from 1692 (photos+)
Greetings from the field! A couple of days ago I have found nice quite big silver coin from the Swedish time dated 1692. It was discovered while digging on a farmer’s field near the old village on depth about 30 cm using my Nokta Fors Relic detector. The signal was strong and clear enough!
Describing the find it’s related to Charles XI, probably the greatest of all Swedish kings. He is famous for Scanian war. The 4 Mark coin itself made of silver with content 694, weight 20,8 g, diameter 37,5. Lettering on obverse “DOMINVS•PROTECTOR•MEVS•1692” means “the Lord has been made (has become) my protector” and the year 1692. Lettering on reverse “CAROLVS•XI•D•G•REX•SVE•” means just “Charles XI king of Sweden”. And, finally, privy mark “A” and “S” for Anders Strömmer (1684-1699). The price of this coin in condition VF is about $300!
Here are some photos of obverse and reverse:
Have You ever find Swedish coins like this?
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