100869 | SWEDEN. Oscar II/Freemasons silver Medal.
100869 | SWEDEN. Oscar II/Freemasons silver Medal. Issued 1906. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of St. John's Lodge of St. Erik (50mm, 69.17 g, 12h). By E. Lindberg in Stockholm.
Masonia (female allegorical representation of masonry) standing left, lifting veil; Sphinx in backgroud to left; star-filled sky above / Medallion containing bust of Oscar II left surrounded by OSCAR II SVERIGES KONUNG IX FRIMURARE-PROV V S V; below, cartouche with three line inscription reading MINNE AF S:T JOHANNIS-/ LOGEN SANCT ERIKS / 150 : ÅRIGA VERKSAMHET; wreath with woven banner in background; hammer, compass, and carpenter's square below. Edge: Minor mark on obverse rim, otherwise plain.
Ehrensvärd 55; Peltzer 469. Choice Mint State. Attractive steel gray surfaces, with a light matte nature. A fairly scarce and interesting masonic type.
This venerable lodge was founded in 1756, enacted by Carl Fredrik Scheffer—a diplomat, politician, and writer. The iconography of the obverse alludes to the Rite of Memphis-Misraim—or more simply, Egyptian Freemasonry—with the reference to the Sphinx.
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