100717 | UNITED STATES & SWEDEN. New Sweden/Delaware silvered bronze Medal.

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    100717 | UNITED STATES & SWEDEN. Silvered bronze Medal. Issued 1938. Commemorating the 300th Anniversary of the Founding of New Sweden along the Delaware River (56mm, 73.44 g, 12h). By Sv. Nilsson. Struck by Sporrong & Co.

     

    CALMARE NYCKEL, ship (Kalmar Nyckel) under sail left upon the waters; below, two inward facing dolphins / + IN • MEMORIAM • NOVÆ • SVECIÆ • A • D • MDCXXXVIII • CONDITÆ • POST • TRIA • SÆCVLA • REVOCATAM, highly detailed and decorative map of New Sweden along the Delaware River, with trees, stags, colonists, Native Americans, forts, and a ship; crowned cartouche inscribed NOVA SVECIA to lower right. Edge: SPORRONG & CO and four hallmarks.

     

    Rulau –. Mint State. Steel gray surfaces with some pleasing toning. An extremely interesting colonial American commemorative, with numerous locations references, such as Philadelphia, Ft. Nassau, North Wasa, Lapland, Ft. Christina, Ft. Casimir, and Ft. Elfsborg. Incredibly rare in silvered bronze, and the first that this cataloger has seen.

     

    Established during the Thirty Years' War, the colony of New Sweden along the Delaware River lasted for nearly two decades, and served as a Scandinavian outpost in colonial America. Encompassing what is now modern-day Southeast Pennsylvania, Southwest New Jersey, and Northern Delaware, numerous locales convey this Swedish history, such as Fort Christina, Fort Casimir, and Swedesboro.

     

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