100651 | SWEDEN. Adolf Fredrik Lindblad silver Medal.
100651 | SWEDEN. Adolf Fredrik Lindblad silver Medal. Issued 1880. Commemorating the life of the composer (31mm, 12.76 g, 12h). By L. Ahlborn for the Swedish Academy.
AD FRIDER LINDBLAD MUSICUS SVEC, bare head right / MYSTERIA ANIMÆ CHORDÆ RESONANT ("the harp strings rejoice from the depths of the soul"), man seated right on plinth, playing harp; in three lines in exergue, INGENIO ET ARTE / INSIGNIS OBIIT / MDCCCLXXVIII. Edge: Plain.
Niggl 1094. Choice Mint State. Exceptionally prooflike surfaces, with lightly frosted devices and an alluring cobalt tone around the peripheries; a few light marks prevent gem status.
Born in Skänninge in 1801, Adolf Fredrik Lindblad was one of the most prolific Swedish composers of the 19th century, composing over 200 songs, vocal and instrumental, and collaborating with the famous Swedish soprano, Jenny Lind.